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verb [intransitive] British English pronunciation: vie /vaɪ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyvie
he/she/itvies
present participlevying
past tensevied
past participlevied
  1. to compete with other people for something that is difficult to get

    Five players are still vying for the last position on the team.

    Law firms vie with each other to hire the best students.

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