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compete against (someone or something)

To work or put forth effort against someone or something in an attempt to do something successfully. I'm probably competing against a hundred people for this job. Instead of competing against the loud music out here, let's go inside and talk.
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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 in (something)

To participate in a competition. Who is competing in this heat?
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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 against someone

to contend against someone; to play against someone in a game or contest. I don't see how I can compete against all of them. She refused to compete against her own brothers.
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compete against something

to struggle against something; to seem to be in a contest with something. It was hard to be heard. I was competing against the noise of construction. Please stop talking. I do not wish to compete against the audience when I lecture.
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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.
See also: compete, for

compete in something

to enter into a competition. I do not want to compete in that contest. Ann looked forward to competing in the race.
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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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After competing in Rio, he will be the only Palestinian athlete to have participated twice in the Olympics.
Survival data in presence of competing risks arises in several areas such as public health, demography and industrial reliability.
All three Bahrainis have plenty of experience competing at the international level and have won many medals to show for their efforts.
Daiya Seto of Japan, left, and Chad le Clos of South Africa react after competing in the men's 200-meter butterfly at the FINA:ARENA Swimming World Cup, in Dubai
The boys relay teams comprising of Chisholm, Thackray, Alex Grayson, Dominic Stanbridge, Scott Lewis, Harry Wood and Cian Gregg were also in action competing in the 4x100m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley team events.
On August 17, 367 applicants will sit the exam in Blagoevgrad, competing for 17 places at the local customs administration unit.
The results showed that for girls, competing to win was linked to higher levels of depression and loneliness and to fewer and less close friendships.
These agreements do not keep former employees from competing and trying to make a legitimate living, provided the former employee does not use information/trade secrets gained under their employment.
Finally, if your former employees are unfairly competing against you (at least in your estimation), but you do not have a non-compete agreement in place, you should consider whether there are statutory and/or common law protections that apply regardless of whether an agreement is in place.
After investing significant time, money and effort in training an employee, the last thing you want is for that employee to leave you and join a competing construction company.
Young Chloe Ross had a positive competition trying out a number of new skills while competing against gymnasts of an older age.
Dubai: Arabian Ranches Golf Club will host today the July edition of the Rivoli Monthly Medal over the fixed yardage Ian Baker-Finch layout, the event will be started by a 2.00 pm shotgun start with a full field of 81 players competing.
A MAN with a rare form of dwarfismhas his sights set on competing in the 2012 Paralympics after he won two gold medals at a national athletics event.
Tomlinson didn't let the incident get to him, so he made his way to Manchester to compete in the British Athletics League fixture where his club, Newham and Essex Beagles, were competing.
Pintilie (Ontario Cancer Institute, Canada) describes a statistical methodology for the analysis of competing risk, drawing most of her examples from medical research.