compete with (someone or something)

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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 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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Findings revealed companies conspired to avoid competing with one another in the carbonless sheets market in Ontario from 1999 to Sept.
Paul Garza, vice president of work force and economic development with the Orange County Business Council, said local school districts and the university systems need to work together rather than competing with one another for funding.
Subscription rates have been increasing exponentially and service providers are competing with one another to provide the best services to their customers.
The focus, from my perspective in supporting amalgamation, is that we have to support one another and stop competing with one another to attract new enterprises to the Tri-Towns, now Temiskaming Shores," says Hawken.
The first time I ran in New York, I saw people competing with one leg, I saw blind people, I saw people in wheelchairs,'' he said.
Dozens of stem-cell companies are competing with one another and seeking collaborations with big pharmaceutical companies.