Definition of vie:
- A contest for superiority; competition; rivalry; strife; also, a challenge; a wager.
- To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
- To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See Revie.
- To stake; to wager.
- To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition.
get by, repugn, emulate, hold on, compete, fight, debate, postulate, take on, battle, rival, make do, race, grapple, cope, challenge, face off, jostle, manage, fence, make out, contend, deal, contest, combat.
Rudder mentions that a parson of the name of Winnington used to preach here for two hours at a time, regularly turning the hour- glass; for in those days hour- glasses were placed near the pulpit, and the clergy used to vie with each other as to who could preach the longest.- "A Cotswold Village", J. Arthur Gibbs.
- "Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before", George Turner.
- "Timar's Two Worlds", Mór Jókai.