4.8 Glossary - IELTS Collocations

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fierce competition

fierce competition /ˈfɪesˌkɒmpəˈtɪʃən/

describes two groups trying to win against each other by competing very strongly, especially used to describe competition between businesses

  • The company saw it's profits fall by 20% owing to fierce competition from rival stores.

fundamentally different

fundamentally different /ˈfʌndəmentəliˈdifrənt/

different in the most important parts

  • The approach I took to this essay was fundamentally different to my last one