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compete

verb [I]  us   /kəmˈpit/
to do an activity with others and try to do better than they do: Two TV stations are competing for the top spot in the state of Iowa. To compete is also to be part of a sports activity in which you are trying to win: He will compete in track this spring and play football next fall.
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