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vie

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvievie /vaɪ/ verb (vied, vying, vies) [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 COMPETE WITH/TRY TO BEATto compete very hard with someone in order to get somethingvie for 🔊 Simon and Julian were vying for her attention all through dinner.vie with 🔊 There are at least twenty restaurants vying with each other for custom.vie to do something 🔊 All the photographers vied to get the best pictures.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
vie• As the vultures vie for space, the ravens cling to the edges.• No new politician has come to the fore, so others vie to fill the vacuum.• Newly powerful pollsters and image makers vie to present their candidate as trustworthy and the opposition as a threat.• He vies with Alexander in polls.• Paris and Milan vie with each other for the title of world fashion capital.• Cities vied with each other to build more beautiful towers.vie to do something• Other reactionary politicians vie to appropriate historical symbols of pre-communist antiquity.• The papers have vied to meet ever-later deadlines: The Times produced two 6am editions which were sold to commuters into London.• Newly powerful pollsters and image makers vie to present their candidate as trustworthy and the opposition as a threat.
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Verb table
vie
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyvie
he, she, itvies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyvied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave vied
he, she, ithas vied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad vied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill vie
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have vied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam vying
he, she, itis vying
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you, we, theyare vying
Past
I, he, she, itwas vying
you, we, theywere vying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been vying
he, she, ithas been vying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been vying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be vying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been vying
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