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English definition of “photo finish”

photo finish

noun [C] uk   us  
the end of a race when the competitors are so close that a photograph has to be examined in order to discover who has wonHorse racingHorse ridingScoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
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