compete for (someone or something)

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compete for (someone or something)

To work or put forth effort against someone or something in an attempt to gain someone or something else. I refuse to compete for a guy's affections—if he likes someone more than me, then I need to move on. I'm feeling discouraged now that I know just how many people are competing for this job.
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compete for someone or something

to contend against or contest [someone] for someone or something; to struggle for someone or something [against a competitor]. They are competing for a lovely prize. Ed and Roger are competing for Alice's attention.
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I would love to try and compete for one of those elusive roster spot.
However, the 56 year-old Romanian coach is confident that his side is capable of putting up a splendid show and compete for one of the colour medals.
Young people under 35 are invited to submit abstracts for the 20th WPC Call for Papers with the chance to win a place at the event and compete for one of the three top prizes at the WPC Youth Awards.
There, they will compete for one of 14 places in the final.
There are a lot of people who can't compete for one reason or another.
As one of the 15 finalists, Oso de Oro qualified for a $10,000 grant and went on to compete for one of five grand-prize awards in what is often referred to as the "Oscars" of government award programs.
Watch top golfers Colin Montgomerie, Darren Clarke, Seve Ballesteros and a host of other world stars compete for one of the richest prize funds in European golf.