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semifinal

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˌsem.iˈfaɪ.nəl/ ( informal semi) us  
B2 one of the two games that are played to decide who will take part in the final game of a competition: Who's in the semifinals? She's the youngest player ever to get through to/advance to a semifinal.
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  • The semifinal will be played on Saturday.
  • They're through to the semifinal.
  • She's done really well to reach the semifinal.
  • England were beaten 3-0 by France in the semifinal.
  • She was knocked out in the semifinal.
Translations of “semifinal”
in Korean 준결승…
in Arabic مُباراة نِصْف النِّهائي…
in Portuguese semifinal…
in Catalan semifinal…
in Japanese 準決勝戦…
in Italian semifinale…
in Russian полуфинал…
in Turkish yarı final…
in Polish półfinał…
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