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This is a compound word

Made up of three consecutive verbs, two in the past tense

Starts with a noun and ends with a noun

Starts with a metal, ends with kind of metal

Starts with a number, ends with a number

Can you guess?

Hint

The person competes

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    $\begingroup$ Is this a person's proper name or a person's title? $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Feb 15 at 22:55
  • $\begingroup$ Not a proper name. Title I guess like lawyer or doctor $\endgroup$ – DEEM Feb 15 at 23:06
  • $\begingroup$ OK, cool. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Feb 15 at 23:07
  • $\begingroup$ Is it an open or closed compound word? $\endgroup$ – visualnotsobasic Feb 16 at 0:08
  • $\begingroup$ A single non hyphenated word $\endgroup$ – DEEM Feb 16 at 0:34
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I think the answer is

Candidate

Made up of three consecutive verbs, two in the past tense

Can + did + ate (the second and third are in the past tense).

Starts with a noun and ends with a noun

Starts with can and ends with date

Starts with a metal, ends with kind of metal

Ca is the chemical symbol for calcium, a metal
Te is the chemical symbol for Tellurium, a metalloid.

Starts with a number, ends with a number

C is the Roman numeral for 100
ate sounds like eight (or possible e, as suggested by JonMark Perry)

Hint

Competitor is synonymous with candidate

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    $\begingroup$ e is a number too $\endgroup$ – JonMark Perry Feb 17 at 14:38

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