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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"Home builders aren't just competing with one another for land," wrote Andrew Van Dam.
Meanwhile, the CD will be competing with one from another Welsh male voice choir - the Fron Male Voice Choir from North Wales launch their third album on Monday entitled Voices Of The Valley: Home.
Findings revealed companies conspired to avoid competing with one another in the carbonless sheets market in Ontario from 1999 to Sept.
Rovers plucked Collins away from City a year ago in tasteless circumstances - when both clubs were competing with one another for Premier Division survival.
To these weighty arguments is added the practical necessity of Christian unity for a Church committed to evangelization, for nothing hinders an effective proclamation of the Gospel more than the spectacle of Christians competing with one another for converts or bickering among themselves.
Accompanying this anger was a reluctance to admit that we women enjoy martyrdom and collaborate in our own oppression by competing with one another for male approval.
"For a set and a half, I was competing with one of the best players in the world on his favorite surface," Henman said.
"The focus, from my perspective in supporting amalgamation, is that we have to support one another and stop competing with one another to attract new enterprises to the Tri-Towns, now Temiskaming Shores," says Hawken.