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medal

noun [C] uk   /ˈmed.əl/ us  
B2 a small metal disc, with words or a picture on it, given as a reward for a brave action, for winning a competition, or to remember a special event: He was awarded a medal for bravery. She won three Olympic gold medals.Prizes, rewards and medals

medal

verb [I] uk   /ˈmed.əl/ (-ll- or -l-) us  
to win a medal in a sports competition: She's medalled in both the heptathlon and the long jump.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of medal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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