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Definition of rival verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    rival somebody/something (for/in something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rival
    he / she / it rivals
    past simple rivaledrivalled
    -ing form rivalingrivalling
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  1. 1to be as good, impressive, etc. as someone or something else synonym compare
  2. 2 You will find scenery to rival anything you can see in the Alps. Golf cannot rival basketball for excitement. see also unrivaled
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