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 ?
Bear with a wretch, Lavinia, bear with a wretch, ma'am, who feels the noble sacrifices you make for him, but is goaded almost to madness,' Mr Sampson slapped his forehead, 'when he thinks of competing with the rich and influential.
For the general good, he was held back from competing with the railroad, and taught to cooperate with it by hauling freight to and from the depots.
Historically, many of these agreements also attempted to keep former employees from competing with the agency in any way whatsoever.
Among the teams will be a group from Palos Verdes High School that will be competing with a modified Acura MDX called ``Doom Buggy'' and a team from the California Institute of Technology, which has a modified Ford van dubbed ``Alice.
To compensate for the difficulty with competing with Chinese businesses head-to-head, Vecchiarelli says that his company is seeking out specialty niche markets in which It can operate.
This is an agreement that precludes the seller from competing with the buyer for a specified time.
All four - Jack Simpson, Chris Turner, Scott Dardenelle and Albert Jiminez - are freshmen and are still competing with each other to determine who will participate in which events.
The first time I ran in New York, I saw people competing with one leg, I saw blind people, I saw people in wheelchairs,'' he said.