challenge to

challenge (someone) to (something)

To dare or provoke one to participate in something, such as a competition. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I ushered Bob out the door as soon as that obnoxious guy challenged him to a fight. Jenna is really good at basketball, so don't challenge her to a game unless you're OK with losing!
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challenge someone to something

to dare someone to do something; to invite someone to compete at something. I challenge you to a round of golf. Jerry challenged us to a debate of the issues.
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References in classic literature ?
We hear you, Lord of the Axe," answered one of the councillors, "but first, O Unconquered, you must on this day of the year, according to ancient custom, give public challenge to any man to fight you for the Groan-Maker and for your place as chief of the People of the Axe.
But apart from that, a challenge to fight would be an act hardly honest on my side.
And as for a challenge to Lord Steyne, you may get somebody else to carry it, I won't.
Eugene Boggs, another presidential candidate, said he is also among those who filed a challenge to the election results.
When one also considers the limitless coffers of the Roman Catholic Church and the American Medical Association's growing alarm at this threat to the power and control of doctors, it seems to me a foregone conclusion that every possible avenue of legal challenge to physician aid in dying will be pursued.
According to the report, the growing challenge to property management is to consistently demonstrate the worth of the value-added services provided to clients or risk having a competitor step in and offer the same service at a lower price or present a higher value proposition.
If you use LIDB to submit a price challenge, you need to periodically return to LIDB's Price Challenge to get the source of supply response to your challenge.
Early on a cold, rainy morning, four veteran law enforcement officers faced a serious challenge to their physical and mental abilities as they waited to hear the clang of a bell.
The severe challenging behaviors exhibited by children with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) pose a unique challenge to the educational community (Nelson, 1996).
The challenge to departments at the federal level was broader and more ambitious.
Only one person from the team is required to complete a trick or challenge to earn the points (unless the challenge specifically says "everyone.
The uncertain, unpredictable world we're facing will motivate many of us to accept the challenge to be better team players.
And there were the handicappers' selections in the Daily Racing Form, six of seven experts picking somebody else - David, Chester House or Out of Mind - three of them dropping General Challenge to third.
She considers her profession's greatest challenge to be building space that impresses the right image within the parameters of budget, schedule and function.
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