compete against (someone or something)

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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 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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As a small island with plenty of big sharks competing against us, we must be sure to make a good impression on visitors.
Arsalan: No doubt the challenge was really daunting because it wasn't like some of the top, but the top universities of the world were competing against us. We took it as an exciting challenge.
"If there are clubs in our league wanting our players and they're competing against us, we won't be forced into doing anything."
That way we are the first club to jump onto any kid who could be of benefit to Tranmere, rather than see him turn up at another club who are competing against us.
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So it will be like competing against us, just more of us.
"We're in Orlando but we can reach out to Jacksonville or Tampa to people who aren't really competing against us and better understand their pricing, says Hughes.
"And it isn't always that they are competing against us for our local players.
"Iceland are competing against us for the play-off spot and I don't see why we won't win against them.
Us competing against him and him competing against us. We don't let off of him in practice.
'You only need to look at the fuel prices to recognise that and we are still competing against US carriers in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection or who have received substantial government support.'
Should we wait to be discovered as other professions strengthen themselves by competing against us for the best up-and-coming students to join their ranks?
"However at the same time, as demand grows, we are seeing many new players competing against us for lucrative local business."