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compete against (someone or something)

To work or put forth effort against someone or something in an attempt to do something successfully. I'm probably competing against a hundred people for this job. Instead of competing against the loud music out here, let's go inside and talk.
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compete for (someone or something)

To work or put forth effort against someone or something in an attempt to gain someone or something else. I refuse to compete for a guy's affections—if he likes someone more than me, then I need to move on. I'm feeling discouraged now that I know just how many people are competing for this job.
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compete in (something)

To participate in a competition. Who is competing in this heat?
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compete with (someone or something)

To work or put forth effort against someone or something. How many people am I competing with for this job? Instead of competing with the loud music out here, let's go inside and talk.
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compete against someone

to contend against someone; to play against someone in a game or contest. I don't see how I can compete against all of them. She refused to compete against her own brothers.
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compete against something

to struggle against something; to seem to be in a contest with something. It was hard to be heard. I was competing against the noise of construction. Please stop talking. I do not wish to compete against the audience when I lecture.
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compete for someone or something

to contend against or contest [someone] for someone or something; to struggle for someone or something [against a competitor]. They are competing for a lovely prize. Ed and Roger are competing for Alice's attention.
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compete in something

to enter into a competition. I do not want to compete in that contest. Ann looked forward to competing in the race.
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compete with someone or something

to contend against someone, something, or a group; to play in a competition against someone, something, or a group. I can't compete with all this noise. We always compete closely with our crosstown rivals, Adams High School.
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It is many of the larger foundries that have closed in light of their inability to compete head-to-head with business from overseas, he notes.
Compete named Progressive as an insurance carrier that has been able to successfully bridge brand and pricing transparency by offering unbiased, competitive quotes on its home page, while it appeals to brand-oriented consumers with high-quality account-servicing capabilities.
It is designed to provide business-skills enhancement to emerging producer talent in order that this talent might compete more effectively within the mainstream of the industry.
Gregg is joining Compete as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Compete.
Louisville of Woodland Hills sophomore Emily Henriksson has been selected to compete in the U.
At the time of the redemption, Roundtree and Frank Stinson, who worked for Roundtree, signed a covenant not to compete.
As negotiations with the ultimate buyer progressed, the covenant not to compete became a serious component for the buyer, who feared the potential effect that the husband and wife's popularity could have on the business.
It is an honor to be invited to compete in this race," said Mark Olson, Priority Health Cycling Team Manager.
Livingstone, two of the talented young swimmers in the Santa Clarita Valley, were repeat selections to this year's Southern California team, which is scheduled to compete Aug.
On its 1993-1995 returns, HA amortized the portion of the payment attributable to the covenant not to compete as an ordinary and necessary business expense and deduction, and deducted the amount related to the consulting services.
The ability to compete depends on whether the firm has distinctive skills and competencies that can produce a service perceived as a superior value, either because it has certain unique characteristics (indicating a differentiation strategy) or because the firm is able to supply it for a lower cost than competitors (indicating a least-cost strategy).
Workers and manufacturers in all our states have found it increasingly difficult to compete in today's global markets when the odds are stacked against them because of unfair trading practices," Sen.
Brown said it is important to keep the program going because it is the only such event that allows runners of all ages and abilities to compete in an informal environment.
197-2 provides that a covenant not to compete entered into between a corporation and a shareholder on a corporation's redemption of a shareholder's stock is a Sec.
Before the Tax Reform Act of 1986, covenants not to compete were a critical part of the sale of many business.