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"semifinal" in British English

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semifinalnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˌsem.iˈfaɪ.nəl/  us   /ˌsem.iˈfaɪ.nəl/ (informal semi)
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.
(Definition of semifinal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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semifinalnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsem·ɪˌfɑɪ·nəl/ (short form semi)
the game or set of games before the final game in a competition: France was eliminated in Saturday’s semifinal.
(Definition of semifinal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “semifinal”
in Arabic مُباراة نِصْف النِّهائي…
in Korean 준결승…
in Portuguese semifinal…
in Catalan semifinal…
in Japanese 準決勝戦…
in Turkish yarı final…
in Russian полуфинал…
in Italian semifinale…
in Polish półfinał…
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