Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rival.(verb)
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Use "rivals" in a sentence
"And when Glen Chapple and Sajid Mahmood succumbed to successive swinging deliveries, Warwickshire were well on their way to denying their title rivals a single batting bonus point."
"Celtic's manager watched his team fall 12 points behind their title rivals after drawing 0-0 with Hibernian at Celtic Park on Saturday."
"The worst injury crisis suffered by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United probably came in March 1998, when United's season unravelled with defeat to their title rivals Arsenal and elimination from the Champions League by Monaco."