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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One day, Lizzy feels she can compete against her friends to prove she is as good as they are.
lucky enough to compete against her Champion Fanny Blankers Koen] in my heat.
I was lucky enough to compete against her in my heat."
Ennis, a Sheffield University student, said: "It's good to compete against her before I go out there to see how she is getting on and see how she is performing and compare where we are both at."
Ennis said: "It's good to compete against her before I go out there to see how she is performing and compare where we are both at."