[ vahy-ing ]
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  1. competing; contending: All vying swimmers come to the judge's desk.

  1. present participle of vie.

Origin of vying


Other words from vying

  • vy·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·vy·ing, adjective

Words Nearby vying

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How to use vying in a sentence

  • Never had the emir been more darkly handsome; his eye flashed with fire out-vying the blaze of the great gems at his girdle.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
  • With a roar he made off, swaying between incredulity and rage, contempt vying with derisive laughter.

    Max Fargus | Owen Johnson
  • That everybody was vying with everybody else in making love to him he could not help observing.

    John Greenleaf Whittier | W. Sloane Kennedy
  • They seemed to be vying with each other, the heartless brutes, as to which could shriek the loudest under a girl's light foot.

    The Heather-Moon | C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • At one time it was one of the finest interiors in Paris, the royal painters and artists vying with each other in its adornment.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil | David W. Bartlett

British Dictionary definitions for vying


/ (ˈvaɪɪŋ) /

  1. the present participle of vie

  1. competing: two vying patriarchs

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