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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: rival /ˈraɪv(ə)l/ 
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  1. 1
    a person, team, or business that competes with another

    Manchester United beat their rivals 3–1.

    rival to:

    Our airline is now a serious rival to many of the bigger companies.

    rival for:

    Bates is her principal rival for the job of director.

    main rival:

    The company's main rival announced an increase in profits last year.

    nearest/closest rival:

    She scored twice as many points as her nearest rival.

    arch rival (=main rival):

    The two men are arch rivals on the sports field.

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a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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