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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compete for US exchange opportunities but almost win them, ' the vice chancellor asserted.
This is the reason they become able not only to apply and compete for US exchange opportunities but also almost always win them, ' the vice chancellor asserted.
Wrestling is a particular problem area for Britain - but several world-class wrestlers from the Ukraine and Bulgaria work as sparring partners to home-grown fighters and want to compete for us.
"All we can do is sit tight and wait but obviously we hope he will be here to compete for us."
"I have his letter stating that he would like to compete for us in major international competition.'' he said.