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.
compete, contend, contest, struggle, fight, battle, cross swords, lock horns, jockey, jostle, grapple, wrestle;
war, wage war, feud
Mid 16th century: probably a shortening of obsolete envy, via Old French from Latin invitare 'challenge'.
Words that rhyme with vieally, 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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