Meaning of “vie” - Learner’s Dictionary

vie

verb [ I ] uk us /vaɪ/ (present participle vying, past tense and past participle vied)

to try hard to do something more successfully than someone else:

The children were vying for attention.
[ + to do sth ] Film crews were vying with each other to get the best pictures.

(Definition of “vie” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)