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Overview of verb challenge

The verb challenge has 4 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (12) challenge, dispute, gainsay

(take exception to; "She challenged his claims")

2. (7) challenge

(issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match")

3. (1) challenge

(ask for identification; "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard")

4. (1) challenge, take exception

(raise a formal objection in a court of law)


Overview of adj challenging

The adj challenging has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) ambitious, challenging

(requiring full use of your abilities or resources; "ambitious schedule"; "performed the most challenging task without a mistake")

2. challenging, thought-provoking

(stimulating interest or thought; "a challenging hypothesis"; "a thought-provoking book")

3. challenging, intriguing

(disturbingly provocative; "an intriguing smile")

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