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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The federal government cannot compete against us on merit.
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The aspirant that is being put up to compete against us is not a fit and proper person.
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We fear that a deal will be done with a fairly benign nation that may bring in red meat and compete against us, because the UK Government may want to be seen to be doing the first deal.
Indian government is facilitating their industries to compete against us. Similarly, due to their supportive government policies and assistance Bangladesh and Vietnam have also become our major competitor.
"It's quite possible that China is taking part in the fate of cheap American assets; holding black gold and buying very cheap American crude to compete against us in our own backyard," Moore told RIA Novosti in comments translated into Russian.
Yes, we're a big, strong, physical team but people just need to compete against us then.
"There are so many teams who can really compete against us. Teams like Russia, Iran and Italy have improved tremendously with some of these players, even though they are juniors, used to playing in top-level competitions, be it at club or national team levels.
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Together with TPG it would compete against US private equity firm KKR & Co LP (NYSE:KKR).
"As soon as they obtain advanced degrees, we send them back home to compete against us," Obama said last year.
"I suppose we will see tonight how they react to us, but if we do our jobs well then it is up to them to compete against us."
"But as soon as they [graduate], we send them back home to compete against us. It makes no sense."
I call upon the Congress leaders to compete against us," the Chief Minister said.