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General words for competitions

arms race

noun

attempts by different groups of people to gain an advantage over one another, especially in developing technology

competition

noun

the activities of people who are trying to get something that other people also want

contest

noun

a competition, especially one in which people’s skill in a particular activity or sport is tested

race

noun

a competition in which a person, organization, business, or country tries to win something or be the first to do something

contest

noun

a situation in which two or more people or groups are competing to gain power or an advantage

rivalry

noun

a situation in which people, teams, businesses etc compete with one another

battle

noun

a situation in which different people or groups compete with each other in order to achieve something or get an advantage

fight

noun

a situation in which people compete in order to win or get something

free-for-all

noun

an uncontrolled situation in which people are competing with each other to gain as much as they can for themselves

a battle of wits

a situation in which two people or groups compete by trying to be more clever than the other

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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