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vie for (something)
To struggle, fight, or compete in order to attain something. The two candidates are so close in the polls that both are vying for any kind of advantage they can find. It's nearly impossible to sit down for a meal with a friend without having the kids vie for your attention the whole time. The region has fallen into disarray as multiple factions vie for power.
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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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