ri|val|ry [ `raıvlri ] noun count or uncount
a situation in which people, teams, businesses, etc. compete with one another:
political rivalries
rivalry between: There is friendly rivalry between the two teams.
sibling rivalry (=rivalry between brothers and sisters): Tim's exam success resulted in some sibling rivalry.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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