compete against (someone or something)

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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 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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Blue Air, who has an aircraft based at Liverpool with flights to seven destinations from LJLA, very kindly let the airport use one of its Boeing 737 aircraft weighing almost 40 tonnes for the plane pull, with teams competing against one another to see who could pull the aircraft the furthest in one minute.
The city's Commonwealth Games bid was also celebrated with a dedicated race within a race with nationals from Commonwealth countries and territories competing against one another.
Mark Austin, General Manager, of Ali & Sons Audi, said: "The Audi quattro Cup is a fantastic initiative for Audi customers the world over, competing against one another on the greens.
Companies are competing against one another to attract and retain the 5 best candidates.
Of the two remaining nonprofit agencies competing against one another to receive the only license being offered to open a dispensary in Leominster, both have listed Xarras' Lock Drive property as where they plan to open.
Competing against one of the strongest grids in the history of the championship, the Scammonden racer returns to his 'home' track alongside new teammate and 2014 championship runner-up Ahmad Al Harthy in the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 run by reigning teams champions Motorbase Performance.
When it comes to education, we are not a collection of states competing against one another; we are a nation competing against the world.
We get all sorts of breeds competing against one another.
13), the BBC Panorama programme last week, emphasised what I have known for a long time, that big businesses, and many large charities, understandably, make use of as many volunteers as they can, but there are now too many charities competing against one another.
Clash of the Tailgaters is an annual charity culinary showdown that features two divisions - student teams from The Chef's Academy's competing against one another, as well as local restaurant professionals facing off to determine the top tailgating talent in the area.
Dr Elizabeth Haywood, pictured, chairman of the City Region Task and Finish Group, has said each authority coming under the proposed Cardiff City region, "can shelter within its comfort zone and lag behind, or they can move ahead by sharing power and supporting each other to win economic projects rather than competing against one another and failing".
I'm not going to plan a team around competing against one specific team in this league.
With so many networking events all with the same format competing against one another we wanted to create a club which gives people the opportunity to get introduced to key decision makers while also having the chance to take part in some adventurous activities they wouldn't normally associate with networking.
The show is also after another politician's daughter, Meghan McCain, as well, which would mean, if producers have their way, that family members of the 2008 GOP Presidential ticket would instead be competing against one another.
Google and Microsoft are competing against one another to take the job of providing email to the General Services Administration, the U.