He surprised his opponent.
The manager balanced the strength of his team against that of their opponent and sighed.
The talented young chess player is very bold. He deliberately lays himself open to attack, makes himself vulnerable and then checkmates his opponent when least expected.
Iaido is a form of swordsmanship in which one strikes down an attacking opponent with one blow of the sword quickly drawn out of its sheath, whether the practitioner is sitting or walking.
Off-target. My opponent hadn't been hit.
He resolutely pushed forward from the start, overwhelming and pushing out his off-balance opponent.
Think of your opponent as nothing more than a handful of ash.
Everything was allowed: You could kick, trip, hit, or bite your opponent.
I don't think she's an opponent you can ignore like that ... "That's right, they say a cornered rat bites back, don't they?"
The atheist completely flummoxed her opponent in the debate by asking, "And who created God?"
This isn't my blood. It's all splash-back from my opponent. There isn't a single scratch on me.
Susanne Lenglen shocked the spectators by beating her opponents and winning several major titles.
My opponent was really good, that's why I lost.
Our opponents were too good for our team to beat and we lost the match 3–1.
opponent = adversary = enemy
English word "对手"(opponent) occurs in sets:Life 4 unit 1
The gangsters let him in on their plan to knock off a rival gang leader.
It is not my business to worry about my rivals.
face her rival
Don't hold your rival cheap.
Two rival parties are essential to good democratic government.
Christopher Columbus's secret love letters to Queen Isabella - undiscovered for centuries - have been rumored to rival, if not surpass, the Kama Sutra.
This new product of ours is a serious blow to our rival company.
The incumbent's rival is taking issue with the claim that crime was reduced by 50% under the current administration.
His rival was discouraged by his triumph.
Our team competed with a powerful rival.
In their personal life they are best friends but when it comes to their job they become rivals!
Since the favorite and his rival were running against each other a dark horse like him was able to pull out in front.
Ships can't rival aircraft for speed.
face her rival / person, team, company that you are competing with
My biggest rival in the race is my big brother, who is very fast on the track.