com·pete /kəmˈpit/ Show Spelled
[kuhm-peet] Show IPA
–verb (used without object), -pet·ed, -pet·ing.
to strive to outdo another for acknowledgment, a prize, supremacy, profit, etc.; engage in a contest; vie: to compete in a race; to compete in business.
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Not the same as winning:
win·ning /ˈwɪnɪŋ/ Show Spelled
[win-ing] Show IPA
1. the act of a person or thing that wins.
2. Usually, winnings. something that is won, especially money.
3. Mining .
a. any opening by which coal is being or has been extracted.
b. a bed of coal ready for mining.