competition


competition
noun
1 event in which people try to win sth
ADJECTIVE
international, national
major, prestigious

wines that won medals at major wine competitions

knockout
sporting (BrE), sports (AmE)
bodybuilding, dancing, piano, etc.
VERB + COMPETITION
win

She won an international dancing competition.

lose
have, hold, launch, stage

We're going to have a competition to see who can swim the fastest.

organize
enter, take part in
withdraw from
dominate

The American women dominated the competition, winning all the events.

judge
sponsor
COMPETITION + VERB
take place
be open to sb

The competition is open to all readers of the magazine.

COMPETITION + NOUN
winner
entry
committee
PREPOSITION
in a/the competition

I won the car in a competition.

competition between

a competition between the best teams in the country

competition for

a competition for the best chef

2 trying to achieve the same thing/gain an advantage
ADJECTIVE
cut-throat, fierce, intense, keen, serious, severe, stiff, strong, tough

intense competition for the contract

growing, heightened, increased, increasing
direct

Public education is run in direct competition with the private sector.

head-to-head

There is head-to-head competition in production and distribution.

fair, free, healthy, open
unfair
friendly

Their rivalry had been one of friendly competition.

domestic, local
foreign, global, international, overseas
economic
VERB + COMPETITION
be up against, face
go into

to go into competition with British Telecom

beat off, fight off, see off (BrE)

to fight off competition from overseas companies

create, encourage, foster, introduce, promote, provide, stimulate

policies aimed at fostering greater competition in the industry

increase, intensify

This intensified the competition for the same investors' funds.

limit, minimize, prevent, reduce, stifle
eliminate
COMPETITION + VERB
exist

Fierce competition exists between schools in the area.

heat up, intensify

Competition is heating up and sales are shrinking.

COMPETITION + NOUN
laws
PREPOSITION
against competition

They won the order against fierce international competition.

in competition with

We are in competition with some very large companies.

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in the face of competition

The gas companies are having to lay off staff in the face of stiff competition from oil.

competition among, competition between

There is a lot of competition between rival airlines.

competition for
competition from

We face strong competition from other countries.

3 the people who are competing against someone
VERB + COMPETITION
outperform

This car consistently outperforms the competition.

blow away (esp. AmE), crush, destroy

Bertram blew away the competition and won the race in record time.


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