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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He added that some air companies may consider whether they will compete against one another on the same air routes.
If the couple, who are parents to a son, Camden, 4, daughter, Brooklyn, 2, and a son, Phoenix, 8 months, are in fact joining the show, they would mark the second married couple to compete against one another on the show, Season 21 saw Alexa and Carlos Penavega compete against one another, dancing with Mark Ballas and Witney Carson respectively.
The worlds top eight darts players gather in the city to compete against one another and win the coveted first place title.
A brand new initiative for the Cheshire-based charity, the #Be More Challenge will see regional businesses compete against one another to turn PS50 into PS1,000 over a sixmonth period.
Ever since Matthew Weiner and his Mad Men said shalom to the small screen, TV, it seems, has become a starkly goyish affair: From I Can Do That, where celebrities compete against one another with newly acquired talents like juggling or doing a jig, to American Ninja Warrior's extreme feats of acrobatics, the summer's top shows are all about mindless, physical fun, three words seldom associated with Jews.
Let the top four leagues - in England, Spain, Germany and Italy - compete against one another.
67 (Comedy Central feature) A latenight improvisational gameshow on Comedy Central in which each episode features three comedians who compete against one another in a series of Internet-inspired games.
This study shows that banks have, are and will continue to compete against one another to offer customers innovative technology to win your custom,' BBA chief executive, Anthony Browne, said, adding that the report highlights how enthusiastically UK customers are embracing mobile banking, contactless cards, as well as other consumer-friendly banking technologies.
Mike Diaper, Sport England's director of community sport, said: "As we build on the success of last summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games, the festivals are giving the next generation the opportunity to compete against one another in a fun environment.
Harry, 28, and Dominic, 43, star of TV police series The Wire, will compete against one another this winter in a 208-mile Antarctic slog in -45C.
The competition, run in the UK by local sustainable energy charity Severn Wye Energy Agency, invites teams of households across Europe to compete against one another to see which can save the most energy.
THE best school teams and individuals from across Northumberland will compete against one another on Friday to become this year's Sainbury's School Games county champions.
The fifth annual Community Cup offered a chance to players from as young as eight years old to compete against one another in their respective age categories -- under-10s, under-12s, under-14s, under-16s, adults and mixed doubles.
Having drawn their first British and Irish Cup pool tie away at Jersey on Saturday, McIntosh knows that an improvement in performance is needed to compete against one of the tournament favourites.
By tracking progress against specific health challenges or by posting comments about healthier lifestyles, individuals and teams in countries throughout the world will compete against one another while accumulating "healthy" points and badges.