In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
intransitive verbvying, vies, vied
1to vie (with sb) (for sth)
- we were vying with two other companies for the contract — competíamos con otras dos compañías por el contrato
- Smith was vying with Jones in popularity — Smith y Jones rivalizaban en popularidad
- various factions are vying for control of the party — varias facciones se disputan el control del partido / pugnan por hacerse con el control del partido
- They spent more time vying for prizes at the Royal Television Society than competing for business.
- Competing organizations vied for the loyalties of Baptists on the Arkansas frontier.
- It is also vying for competition and prices its drinks on Wednesday and Thursday nights at special rates.
- Female contestants vied to tell the weepiest sob story to win the bushel of prizes.
- Brides and grooms from all over North and East Yorkshire vied to win a prestigious competition launched to mark a city florist's centenary.
- They are asked to oversee the maintenance of order in a convoluted struggle between rival groups vying for power.
- Oinomaos had invited suitors to vie for Hippodameia by competing with him in a chariot race.
- They are driven by a blind process of competition in which firms vie to grab a larger share of markets and profits than their rivals.
- There has been strong competition throughout the county as young people vied to represent their district on June 28.
- A total of 22 contestants vied for honours mixing some heady brews.
- A healthy spirit of competitiveness ran intensely among the groups as they vied with each other.
- Hellas is an intense little contest where two players vie to control ten cities in ancient Greece.
- Children in all kinds of outfits vied with each other to receive gifts from radio jockey Ajai, who was dressed as the paunchy Santa Claus for the event.
- At four cafes throughout the village contestants from the Northern Rivers and beyond vied in verse for the lucrative prize money.
- People can be spotted jostling around and vying with each other to have their bags full of commodities.
- A gold drinking horn with a lion's head vies with a life-size golden fish for the title of most gorgeous thing on display.
- Players can set up their own league or vie with competitors on the Internet.
- No fewer than 82 of Lithuania's finest competitors vied for honors in this year's event.
- This past Monday brought out a good field of competitors to vie for the bragging rights.
- The final round was a battle of nerves as the teams vied for top honours.
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