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can't compete

Definition of can't compete

  1. —used to say that one person or thing is much better than another <Store-bought cookies can't compete with homemade ones.>



Word by Word Definitions

can'tplay
  1. :  can not

competeplay
  1. :  to strive consciously or unconsciously for an objective (as position, profit, or a prize) :  be in a state of rivalry


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