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Definition of vie in English:

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.
Synonyms
compete, contend, contest, struggle, fight, battle, cross swords, lock horns, jockey, jostle, grapple, wrestle;
war, wage war, feud

Origin

Mid 16th century: probably a shortening of obsolete envy, via Old French from Latin invitare 'challenge'.

Words that rhyme with vie

ally, Altai, apply, assai, awry, ay, aye, Baha'i, belie, bi, Bligh, buy, by, bye, bye-bye, chi, Chiangmai, Ciskei, comply, cry, Cy, Dai, defy, deny, Di, die, do-or-die, dry, Dubai, dye, espy, eye, fie, fly, forbye, fry, Frye, goodbye (US goodby), guy, hereby, hi, hie, high, I, imply, I-spy, July, kai, lie, lye, Mackay, misapply, my, nearby, nigh, Nye, outfly, passer-by, phi, pi, pie, ply, pry, psi, Qinghai, rai, rely, rocaille, rye, scry, serai, shanghai, shy, sigh, sky, Skye, sky-high, sly, spin-dry, spry, spy, sty, Sukhotai, supply, Tai, Thai, thereby, thigh, thy, tie, Transkei, try, tumble-dry, underlie, Versailles, Vi, whereby, why, wry, Wye, xi, Xingtai, Yantai

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