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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It was worth taking a flier on him because he can compete for one of our jobs.
Woods left the camp at UC Irvine on Monday after coach Paul Hackett told him he wouldn't be able to compete for one of the top two quarterback spots.
Breakout talent from those preliminary events will perform for elite Hollywood industry reps during the jest fest's "New Faces in Urban Comedy" showcase in October and compete for one coveted spot on the annual "LIVE FROM LAFFAPALOOZA
Newbury Park High School wide receiver/defensive back Eddie Patterson will walk-on next season at Stanford University, where coaches have told him he will compete for one of four scholarships awarded to walk-on players.
The National Championship will also include two re-entry rounds where players who did not advance can compete for one of two additional seats at the final table.
students in grades 9-12 (public, private or home-schooled), with winners from all 50 states and the District of Columbia traveling to Universal Orlando May 7-10, 2005 to compete for one of three $25,000 first-place scholarships or three $10,000 second-place scholarships.
AMEX: NTN), the world's leader in interactive communications and entertainment products for the hospitality industry, announced that ten NTN Network(R) trivia players will be flown to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete for one million dollars in the finals of NTN's Million Dollar Match(TM) trivia quiz show competition.
During the semifinal round, anglers start from zero and compete for one day to determine the top 10 pros and top 10 co-anglers who will compete in Saturday's finale.
These competitors will start from zero and compete for one day in the semifinal round to determine the top 10 anglers in each division who will advance to the final round.
These anglers will then start from zero and compete for one day in the semi-final round.
The full field will compete for two days, after which the field will be cut to the top 60 pros and co-anglers who will then compete for one day in the semi-final round.
The full field will compete for two days, after which the field will be cut to the top 12 pros and co-anglers who will then compete for one day in the second round, with the top six pros advancing to the final day of competition.
With this placement, GAME is also eligible to compete for one of two grand prizes to be awarded by Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) in March.
These anglers will then compete for one day, in the second round, with the top 10 advancing to the final day of competition.