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    whopped/defeated

    We whopped/defeated the opposite team by 200 runs.

    Please help me to choose the correct option.


    [I am talking about cricket]

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    Re: whopped/defeated

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    We whopped/defeated the opposite team by 200 runs.

    Please help me to choose the correct option.


    [I am talking about cricket]
    defeat the opposing...

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    Re: whopped/defeated

    Thank you Svartnik.
    But I can't understand what you mean by `defeat the opposing'.

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    Re: whopped/defeated

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you Svartnik.
    But I can't understand what you mean by `defeat the opposing'.
    opposite is not a possible collocation of team.
    Possible alternatives:
    rival, opposing...



    One more thing:
    whop a team by is a correct phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    We whopped/defeated the opposite team by 200 runs.

    Please help me to choose the correct option.


    [I am talking about cricket]
    Everything's fine with your sentence, using either whopped or defeated. The noun team collocates better with opposing, but as far as I know, opposite is sometimes used too.

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    Here's a good website for cricket fans, with a sentence including the noun phrase opposite team.

    Cricket Team - Hartford

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    Re: whopped/defeated

    How about:
    We defeated our opponent by 200 runs. We whopped 'em good.

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