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vie (with someone) (for someone or something)

 and vie (with someone) (over someone or something)
to compete or contend with someone for someone or something. They vied with each other for Mary's favor. I really don't want to have to vie with Randy for recognition.

C'est la vie.

something that you say when something happens that you do not like but which you have to accept because you cannot change it I've got so much work that I can't go away this weekend. Oh well, c'est la vie.
See also: la, vie

vie for

v.
To contend with another or others to attain some goal, such as a victory in a contest: The top three students in the class vied for the title of valedictorian.
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vie with

v.
To contend with someone to attain a goal, such as a victory in a contest: The champion sprinter will vie with the new young athlete in the final round of competition.
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