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English definition of “vie”

vie

verb [I] uk   /vaɪ/ (present participle vying, past tense and past participle vied) us  
to compete with other people to achieve or get something: Six candidates are currently vying for the Democratic presidential nomination. The two older children tend to vie with the younger one for their mother's attention. [+ to infinitive] The two groups of scientists are vying to get funding for their research projects.
(Definition of vie from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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