vying


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vy·ing

 (vī′ĭng)
v.
Present participle of vie.

vying

(ˈvaɪɪŋ)
vb
the present participle of vie
adj
competing: two vying patriarchs.
ˈvyingly adv

vie

(vaɪ)

v. vied, vy•ing. v.i.
1. to strive in competition or rivalry with another; contend for superiority.
v.t.
2. Obs. to stake in card playing.
[1525–35; by aphesis < Middle French envier to raise the stake (at cards), Old French: to challenge, provoke < Latin invītāre to entertain, invite]
Translations

vying

n(Konkurrenz)kampf m(for um)

vie

(vai) present participle ˈvying (ˈvaiiŋ) : past tense, past participle vied verb
to compete with. The two parents vied with each other in their attempts to gain the children's love.
References in classic literature ?
In his wake leaped his shaggy bulls, vying with one another as to which could spring the highest and which utter the most uncanny sounds.
All that nature yields was there, vying with the rarest hues.
We shall go back and continue to eat up Telemachus's estate without paying him, till such time as his mother leaves off tormenting us by keeping us day after day on the tiptoe of expectation, each vying with the other in his suit for a prize of such rare perfection.