vb , vies, vying, vied
1 intr; foll by: with or for to contend for superiority or victory (with) or strive in competition (for)
2 tr Archaic to offer, exchange, or display in rivalry (C15: probably from Old French envier to challenge, from Latin invitare to invite)
vying adj, n
c'est la vie (French) that's life
eau de vie (French)
n brandy or other spirits
(French, literally: water of life)
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