compete with (someone or something)

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compete with (someone or something)

To work or put forth effort against someone or something. How many people am I competing with for this job? Instead of competing with the loud music out here, let's go inside and talk.
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compete with someone or something

to contend against someone, something, or a group; to play in a competition against someone, something, or a group. I can't compete with all this noise. We always compete closely with our crosstown rivals, Adams High School.
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References in classic literature ?
If anyone wants to have a bout with me let him come on, for I am exceedingly angry; I will box, wrestle, or run, I do not care what it is, with any man of you all except Laodamas, but not with him because I am his guest, and one cannot compete with one's own personal friend.
It comes to the absurd situation in the app where one makes bids and people compete with one another, with the ability to bid up to 10 leva.
But they couldn't compete with one man who stole the show - and that was little Luke who looked like a model baby in the arms of proud new mum and former Miss NI Lucy Evangelista.
Guests can now go head-to-head with grade-school students, and even compete with one another in teams of 10!
Summary: JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah urged Muslims on Tuesday to compete with one another in righteous deeds and work to alleviate the pain and suffering of the poor and needy, inspired by the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan.
FOR the uninitiated, Project Runway is a reality TV show where contestants compete with one another to create the most fashionable clothing - restricted by time, materials and theme.
The Commission would like to oblige these societies to compete with one another for providing users with EU-wide multi-territorial licences.
The voices, sounding discordant and disconcerting as they seemed to compete with one another, eventually tapered off until one aboriginal member completed the reading in Cree.
It remains to be seen whether the English language countries will agree on one basic text with only minor national or regional variations, or whether they will again compete with one another and thereby increase the possibility of inferior translations as well as forcing poorer or smaller countries to join one or other distribution network.
In addition, government endorsement of religious texts on public property would be allowed, and religious groups would find themselves forced to compete with one another for government recognition.
State legislatures compete with state courts, which compete with one another.
Pubs which stay open longer need cut-price booze sessions to compete with one another, according to the research by Cranfield University.
NASDAQ is already down, and may fall further as Internet companies begin to compete with one another, merge, etc."
In practice, presentational shortcomings (e.g., her video installations compete with one another for attention, the sound reproduction is often poor, and the German dialogue, apparently at Trockel's insistence, lacks subtitles) have exacerbated the communication problems.