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vie

verb [I]     /vaɪ/ (present participle vying, past tense and past participle vied)
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.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
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