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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The Master's get another chance this week to try to show it can compete with one of the nation's top-ranked teams when it plays at Azusa Pacific on Wednesday.
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.
NASDAQ is already down, and may fall further as Internet companies begin to compete with one another, merge, etc.
Investigators have speculated that this odd talent gives sperm more time to compete with one another or allows females to avoid the rigors of frequent mating.
Kartner Strasse in western Graz was once the main road to Klagenfurt, but it is now a charmless multi-lane traffic artery forever filled with roaring vehicles, and lined with solitary object buildings and display hoardings which compete with one another for attention.
And if the seeds fly far and wide, he adds, the offspring won't even have to compete with one another.
VP of Sales and Marketing of Roaming Messenger(R) (OTCBB:RMSG), one of the participating technology companies and co-sponsor of the Interoperability Pavilion, stated: "It was inspiring to see companies who usually compete with one another working together to demonstrate the future of emergency response communications.
Candidates representing Thousand Oaks Elks 2477, Conejo Valley Youth Employment, and the Conejo Valley Historical Society will compete with one another to raise the most money by mid-April for their organizations' favorite charities.
Neurobiologists have traditionally viewed axons as rivals that compete with one another during nervous system development to create a particular synapse.
Also, to allow increased behind-the-wheel experiences, HIN will deliver go-kart racing where race fans can compete with one another in a high-speed, sweeping course.
The association of governments put together the projection at the request of elected officials throughout the region who wanted to get a better picture of how the area's airports compete with one another.
4 billion by colluding not to compete with one another in the wholesale market following their respective mergers with AT&T and MCI, according to a new study by FCC former Chief Economist Simon J.
That meant Taimur and Elana had an especially difficult task because they were forced to compete with one fewer member than other squads.