Verbs pertaining to food and consumption

be or do something to a greater degree - exceed , surpass , outstrip , outmatch , outgo , outdo , surmount , outperform , beat her performance surpasses that of any other student I know, She outdoes all other athletes, This exceeds all my expectations, This car outperforms all others in its class be positionable in a specified manner - point The gun points with ease be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game - cover , cover , protect be sold more often than other, similar products - outsell , exceed The new Toyota outsells the Honda by a wide margin be stubborn in resolution or resistance - stand-out , resist be successful in - carry , carry , carry , win She lost the game but carried the match be the catcher - catch , play Who is catching? be the rival of, be in competition with - rival , compete we are rivaling for first place in the race be the winner in a contest or competition - win , vie He won the Gold Medal in skating, Our home team won, Win the game be there first - get the jump, beat They had gotten the jump on their competitors beat easily - walk-over , beat The local team walked over their old rivals for the championship beat overwhelmingly - whomp , beat beat through cleverness and wit - beat , outwit , overreach , outsmart , outfox , circumvent , beat , outdo I beat the traffic, She outfoxed her competitors become a participant - enter , participate enter a race, enter an agreement, enter a drug treatment program, enter negotiations bet more than the previous player - raise , bet bet or wager (money) - play , play , gamble He played $20 on the new horse, She plays the races bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level - raise block off with barricades - barricade , barricado bomb a large area systematically and extensively - carpet bomb, bomb The U.S. decided to carpet bomb Vietnam bomb by gliding - glide-bomb, bomb bomb from a diving airplane - dive-bomb, bomb bomb in certain patterns - pattern-bomb, bomb bomb with atomic weapons - nuke , atom-bomb , bomb bombard with heavy shells - crump , shell bring down or defeat (an opponent) - down , defeat call to arms; of military personnel - call-up , mobilize , mobilise , rally carry out a feud - feud , fight The two professors have been feuding for years catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket - field catch or try to catch fish or shellfish - fish I like to go fishing on weekends catch up with and possibly overtake - overtake , catch0, catch-up-with , compete The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp cause a run or runner to be scored - drive-in , score His line double drove in Jim Lemon with the winning run cause to assemble or enlist in the military - recruit , levy , raise , enlist raise an army, recruit new soldiers cause to flee - rout , rout-out , expel , defeat rout out the fighters from their caves cause to get out - strike-out , retire The pitcher retired three batters, the runner was put out at third base cause to go off - fire , discharge , fire fire a gun, fire a bullet cease opposition; stop fighting - yield change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent - promote , play charge with a tilt - tilt , joust chase an animal up a tree - tree the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it, her dog likes to tree squirrels chess) immobilize a piece - pin , attack choose at random - draw , cast , move draw a card, cast lots combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force - wrestle , combat He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority come out better in a competition, race, or conflict - beat , trounce , vanquish , beat-out , crush , shell , win , overcome Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship, We beat the competition, Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game commence hostilities - go to war, take arms, take-up-arms , war commit a foul; break the rules - foul , play compensate; make the score equal - equalize , equalise , get-even , score compete (for an advantage or a position) - jockey , maneuver compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others - compete , contend , vie compete in a horse race - horse-race, race compete in a race - race , run , compete he is running the Marathon this year, let's race and see who gets there first