un·​con·​test·​ed | \ ˌən-kən-ˈte-stəd How to pronounce uncontested (audio) , -ˈkän-ˌte- \

Definition of uncontested

: not disputed or challenged : not contested the uncontested winner an uncontested election an uncontested divorce an uncontested layup in basketball

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Recent Examples on the Web The uncontested divorce was finalized a few months later. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, "Former Madison County teacher sentenced to probation for sex with students," 7 Jan. 2020 As opponents are forced to devote more of their energies to defending Johnson’s penetration and his passing, all of his teammates should benefit from more uncontested shots. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "When left open, Louisville basketball's Darius Perry proves lethal in win over Clemson," 25 Jan. 2020 Indiana’s defense lost Malik Hall, and the freshman drove for an uncontested dunk to tie the game. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State rallies, but Xavier Tillman's late layup rims off in 67-63 loss at Indiana," 24 Jan. 2020 The Hawks repeatedly allowed the Avalanche to enter the slot alone and get off uncontested shots on Lehner, whose save percentage fell from .938 to .929 after his worst outing of the season. Jimmy Greenfield, chicagotribune.com, "Patrick Kane’s point streak hits 15 games, but the Avalanche clobber the Blackhawks for the 2nd straight day with a 7-3 victory," 30 Nov. 2019 The teams combined to shoot just 39.3 percent from within the paint and each team missed an uncontested dunk during the first half as well. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers beat Atlanta Hawks 124-113 in overtime: Game rewind," 11 Nov. 2019 And then the Suns came out and sailed through the lane for wide-open layups and drained uncontested 3-point shots. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "With Stephen Curry’s injury, Warriors’ season takes turn for the worse," 30 Oct. 2019 Harden consistently tried to pass the ball off to teammates for uncontested threes as the Blazers concentrated their defensive efforts on him. Jamie Goldberg | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers shut down James Harden in win over Houston Rockets: Game rewind," 16 Jan. 2020 The Tigers did, but the Tide broke the press and scored uncontested points. Giana Han, al, "Auburn basketball’s streak ends with double-digit loss to Alabama," 16 Jan. 2020

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1683, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncontested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontested. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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: not having or involving disagreement, argument, or opposition

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