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dead heatnoun [C]

uk   /ˌded ˈhiːt/  us   /ˌded ˈhiːt/
a competition in which two or more competitors finish at exactly the same time or with exactly the same result: The race ended in a dead heat. The opinion polls show the three election candidates in a dead heat (with each other).
(Definition of dead heat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dead heatnoun [C]

 /ˈded ˈhit/
a race in which two or more competitors finish at exactly the same time: The two horses finished in a dead heat. fig. Opinion pollsters call the Congressional race a dead heat, saying it is too close to call.
(Definition of dead heat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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