compete for (someone or something)

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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 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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Wrestling is a particular problem area for Britain - but several world-class wrestlers from the Ukraine and Bulgaria work as sparring partners to home-grown fighters and want to compete for us.
All we can do is sit tight and wait but obviously we hope he will be here to compete for us.
All of us who are a part of I-AA football are well aware of the highly-skilled performances that we experience every Saturday and this event will help to raise the awareness of the many great football players who compete for us.
I have his letter stating that he would like to compete for us in major international competition.
Award of this certification allows TCC to effectively compete for US and Canadian federal security requirements, which require FIPS 140-1 compliance.