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rival

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈraɪvəl/
a person, company, product, etc. competing with others for the same thing or in the same area: The strong pound will leave large sections of British manufacturing uncompetitive against rivals in the rest of Europe.rival for sth They are rivals for the top job.rival to sb/sth Linux is an operating system and thus a rival to Windows. your main/closest/biggest rival
Translations of “rival”
in Korean 경쟁자, 경쟁상대…
in Arabic مُنافِس…
in French rival/-ale…
in Turkish rakip, rakibe…
in Italian rivale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 競爭對手, 敵手…
in Russian соперник, конкурент…
in Polish rywal/ka…
in Spanish rival…
in Portuguese rival…
in German der Rivalel, die Rivalin, rivalisierend…
in Catalan rival, contrincant…
in Japanese ライバル, 競争相手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竞争对手, 敌手…
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