compete in (something)

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compete in (something)

To participate in a competition. Who is competing in this heat?
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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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Hence trees would be little likely to reach distant oceanic islands; and an herbaceous plant, though it would have no chance of successfully competing in stature with a fully developed tree, when established on an island and having to compete with herbaceous plants alone, might readily gain an advantage by growing taller and taller and overtopping the other plants.
Kiptalam Keter displays a medal he was awarded for competing in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games held in Vancouver, Canada at his home in Nandi County in 2013.
(PF equals bullet weight times velocity.) Only those shooters competing in Custom Defensive Pistol are required to get up to the 165,000 level.
Most have spent their careers competing in various disciplines and understand the true meaning and responsibility of horse ownership and safety."
Competing in both races was the Coors Light Racing Team led by Davis Phinney, the current U.S.