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To compete, or to try to win

compete

verb

to try to win a competition

vie

verb

to compete with other people for something that is difficult to get

contend

verb

to compete against someone, for example for a victory or for power

battle

verb

to compete with someone, or to try to achieve the opposite of what they are trying to achieve

fight

verb

to compete in order to win something or get something

jostle

verb

to compete for something

take on

to fight or compete against someone

pit against

if you pit your skills, knowledge, or ability against someone, you use all your skill in order to deal successfully or compete with them

hold on

to keep trying to win or succeed

get through to

to go forward to the next stage of a process, for example a competition, because you have succeeded in the previous stage

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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