outvying

vie

[vahy]
verb (used without object), vied, vying.
1.
to strive in competition or rivalry with another; contend for superiority: Swimmers from many nations were vying for the title.
verb (used with object), vied, vying.
2.
Archaic. to put forward in competition or rivalry.
3.
Obsolete. to stake in card playing.

Origin:
1525–35; by aphesis < Middle French envier to raise the stake (at cards), Old French: to challenge, provoke < Latin invītāre to entertain, invite

vier, noun
outvie, verb (used with object), outvied, outvying.


1. compete, contest, struggle.
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vie (vaɪ)
 
vb , vies, vying, vied
1.  (intr; foll by with or for) to contend for superiority or victory (with) or strive in competition (for)
2.  archaic (tr) to offer, exchange, or display in rivalry
 
[C15: probably from Old French envier to challenge, from Latin invītāre to invite]
 
'vier
 
n
 
'vying
 
adj, —n

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vie
1565, aphetic form of M.E. envie "make a challenge," from O.Fr. envier, from L. invitare (see invite).
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VIE
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