verb (used without object), vied, vy·ing.
verb (used with object), vied, vy·ing.
Origin of vie
Synonyms for vie
Related Words for outvyingoverstep, eclipse, transform, outstrip, imitate, mimic, mirror, exceed, beat, top, excel, better, outshine, outdo, best, outvie, overtop, outrival, contend, do
Examples from the Web for outvying
Historical Examples of outvying
So the papers went on, outvying each other in enthusiastic grief.Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days
Thenceforward he went through transformation after transformation, outvying the legendary chameleon.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories
Gambling houses here are outvying in richness, and utter wantonness of wasted expense, anything yet seen in America.The Little Lady of Lagunitas
Richard Henry Savage
The din was deafening, the cries of Christian and Mussulman outvying the roar of musketry.Boris the Bear-Hunter
verb vies, vying or vied
Word Origin for vie
1560s, shortened form of Middle English envie "make a challenge," from Old French envier, from Latin invitare (see invite).