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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 ​horsesfinished in a dead heat. fig. Opinion ​pollsterscall 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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dead heatnoun [C]

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a ​competition in which two or more ​competitorsfinish at ​exactly the same ​time or with ​exactly the same ​result: The ​race ended in a ​deadheat. The ​opinionpolls show the three ​electioncandidates in a ​deadheat (with each other).
(Definition of dead heat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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