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vie

Syllabification: vie

Definition of vie in English:

verb (vies, vying, vied)

[no object]
Compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something: rival mobs vying for control of the liquor business
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, buck, jockey;
war, feud

Origin

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

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