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Phrasal Verbs

vie for

This page is about the phrasal verb vie for

Meaning: If you vie for something, you compete with others to get it.

Synonym: compete for

For example:

  • vie for sth Leo and Fiona are vying for promotion to the same management position, so they're both trying hard to impress the boss.

  • vie for sb Mandy and Lynne haven't been friends ever since they vied for Jerome. They both really liked him, and both wanted to be his girlfriend.

Nouns often used as objects with vie for: power, position, job, role, promotion, influence, attention, recognition

Quick Quiz:

In national elections, politicians vie for

a. votes

b. new laws

c. big companies

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Contributor: Matt Errey