verb (vies, vying, vied)[no object]
Compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something: the athletes were vying for a place in the British team
More example sentences
- It is also vying for competition and prices its drinks on Wednesday and Thursday nights at special rates.
- No fewer than 82 of Lithuania's finest competitors vied for honors in this year's event.
- Competing organizations vied for the loyalties of Baptists on the Arkansas frontier.
mid 16th century: probably a shortening of obsolete envy, via Old French from Latin invitare 'challenge'.