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 Walker’s Point Center for the Arts Executive Director Marcela Garcia is running uncontested for the seat held by Tony Baez. Rory Linnane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Public Schools board candidates questioned about racial justice, how to represent a district of mostly Black and brown students," 11 Mar. 2021 On an inbounds pass from the baseline, Young threw the ball off the back of Boston's Grant Williams, caught the deflection and went in for an uncontested layup. Paul Newberry, Star Tribune, "Gallinari hits team-record 10 3s, Hawks rout Celtics 127-112," 24 Feb. 2021 As a result of the uncontested outcome, the conference announced Texas will advance to Saturday’s championship game at the Sprint Center. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas advances to Big 12 championship after Kansas withdraws due to COVID-19," 12 Mar. 2021 With Mike Smith riding, Life Is Good bolted from the No. 1 post position to an uncontested early lead, setting fractions of 23.63 seconds for the quarter-mile, 46.83 seconds for the half-mile and 1:10.55 for three-quarters. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Bob Baffert's Life Is Good romps in San Felipe; Helium, Weyburn win other Derby preps," 7 Mar. 2021 Sexton initiated, drew multiple defenders and passed to Stevens for an uncontested driving dunk. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers end 10-game slide with Lamar Stevens’ winning dunk, beat Atlanta Hawks 112-111," 24 Feb. 2021 Wiseman had been slow to rotate defensively, allowing Charlotte guard Malik Monk to drive in for an uncontested layup. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "How Warriors are juggling present and future as they develop James Wiseman," 27 Feb. 2021 Is Okoro getting beaten off the dribble and giving up uncontested layups? Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Inside the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Isaac Okoro plan: ‘It’s basically throw him to the wolves’ and watch him grow," 19 Feb. 2021 But Trae Young scooped up the ball and fired an inbounds pass to Cam Reddish, who needed just four seconds to blitz upcourt and convert a mostly uncontested layup. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, "Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown not selected as All-Star starters," 18 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of uncontested

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 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncontested

: not having or involving disagreement, argument, or opposition

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