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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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.
When we come to a new country we always encourage local competitors to enter the event and compete against us.
Now this Barrie Wilson Not sure what the problem is yes Wales lose three points but so do Belgium it also means Cyprus catch up a bit on points but an upside there's one less team for us to compete against us Sean Jones Follow us on Twitter @WalesOnline
Together with TPG it would compete against US private equity firm KKR & Co LP (NYSE:KKR).
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.
Chanda questions how far the US might go, whether the next step might be prohibitions on Asian students in US universities because they might start a business and compete against US workers.
But as soon as they [graduate], we send them back home to compete against us.
But, as soon as they obtain advanced degrees, we send them back home to then compete against us.
I call upon the Congress leaders to compete against us," the Chief Minister said.
Those institutions that abused the system will come out on the back end stronger and back to compete against us," Kemper says.
But we don't give the shirt to retail suppliers because they would compete against us.
Any team would find it difficult to compete against us when we're in this kind of form.
They are confident but not many teams, when they look at our squad, would really like to compete against us, especially in a game like that.