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noun [countable] rival pronunciation in British English /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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