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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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vie for

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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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Paolo had earlier said he was not keen on vying for the House Speaker post.
A total of 81 candidates are vying for posts in the executive committee, two candidates for the post of Wanita permanent chairman and four candidates for the deputy permanent chairman's post.
In the Umno Youth movement, 207 candidates are contesting with two vying for the post of the permanent chairman, three for the deputy permanent chairman's post, nine for the Youth chief's post and nine for the Youth vice chief's post and the rest for posts in the executive committee.
The lawyer had moved to court challenging the decision by the Law Society of Kenya to bar him from vying for the body's top seat on grounds he is not qualified.
ISLAMABAD -- As many as 15,729 candidates are vying for 849 seats of National and four provincial assemblies in the upcoming elections, says figures released by Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday.
According to the data released by ECP 4,671 candidates are contesting for 272 seats of National Assembly and 10,958 candidates are vying for 577 seats of all four provincial assemblies.
Wheat and Ashcroft are vying for the scat given up by retiring Sen.