from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sports A race in which two or more contestants compete evenly or finish at the same time.
  • noun A political campaign or other contest that is so close that it is impossible to predict the winner.

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  • noun idiomatic a close race or contest in which no winner is apparent

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  • noun a tie in a race


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