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English definition of “pip”

pip

verb [T]     /pɪp/ (-pp-) UK informal
to beat someone either by a very small amount or right at the end of a competition : I got through to the final interview , but I was pipped at the post (= in the final stage ) by a candidate with better qualifications .Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeatedWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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