compete against

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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But here she was forced to compete against a crowd of artists in greater need of money than herself.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 20 (ANI): The All-India Junior Selection Committee on Tuesday announced India's U-23 15-man squad, which will compete against Bangladesh.
Catwalk princess Brooke Butler is getting ready to compete against hundreds of other girls in a prestigious pageant.
"To compete against these teams, you have to do things in the best way possible." Benitez was echoing former Sunderland boss Roy Keane, who famously ranted he was sick of WAGs dictating who their partners should sign for, based just on shopping opportunities.
One day, Lizzy feels she can compete against her friends to prove she is as good as they are.
"So if you want to compete against teams between seventh and 12th how much money have they spent?
WorldSkills Kazan 2019 brings together competitors from more than 60 countries who will compete against each other in 56 different skills categories.
The word itself means an activity where individuals or teams compete against each other.
Today (Monday, March 4), Master Paints will play against BBJ Pipes while Diamond Paints/Newage will vie against Master Paints Black on Tuesday (March 5) and Master Paints will face Barry's and Diamond Paints/Newage will compete against BBJ Pipes on Wednesday (March 6).
On Monday, March 4, Master Paints will play against BBJ Pipes, while Diamond Paints/Newage will vie against Master Paints Black on Tuesday (March 5) and Master Paints will face Barry's and Diamond Paints/Newage will compete against BBJ Pipes on Wednesday (March 6).
She also got to compete against the world champion sprinter at the time, 'Flying Dutchwoman' Fanny Blankers-Koen in front of a crowd of thousands packed in to Middlesbrough's Acklam Park sports ground.
"Now they're in the first team and it's a group of -- in my point of view -- very talented players with the qualities to compete and play in Asia, and of course we want to be here to try to compete against everyone.
Campaigners say biological males who identify as women should be allowed to compete against females.
The night saw her compete against some of the country's most talented men's hairdressers to take home the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2018 UK and Ireland Gold in the Male Grooming category.
by ONAOmran with its Crowne Plaza-OCEC project entry will now compete against other hospitality projects in its category from across the GCC.