the competition


: a person or group that one is trying to succeed against : a person or group that one is competing with
He sized up the competition looking to see who his toughest opponent would likely be.
Don't let the competition know our trade secrets.
In my opinion, this restaurant has no competition. It's so much better that all the others.

Examples of the competition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Either one is likely to trounce the rest of the competition. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 Tuft & Needle Tuft & Needle’s bed-in-a-box options tend to be lower priced than the competition. Samantha Sharf,, 17 Nov. 2023 Thousands of people flock to the event as much for the camaraderie as the competition. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2023 Despite the competition, Drake and Swift remain friendly, and the rapper even shared a photo with his arms around the pop star in an April 2022 Instagram post. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 After receiving a message from her daughter, Vassos quickly decided to leave the competition and go home to her family. Zara Hanawalt, Parents, 16 Nov. 2023 Jimbo’s win marked the first time that an international performer prevailed on the competition show. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Nov. 2023 That is good for the clubs, and good for the fans, and good for the competition. Rory Smith, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2023 The year before that, the competition was won by a bat. Mithil Aggarwal, NBC News, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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“The competition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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