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English definition of “compete”

compete

verb [I]     /kəmˈpiːt/
COMPETITION B1 to take part in a race or competition: She's competing for a place in next year's Olympics.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportCompeting in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)
SUCCESS B2 to try to be more successful than someone or something else: It's difficult for small shops to compete with/against the big supermarkets.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of compete verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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