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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A competitor receiving a prize or special recognition but not winning first place in a contest. Also: One that raises or runs up bids at an auction. (plural)

Usage examples (37)
  • Among the runners-up are fruit, nuts, and woven rugs.
  • The ten runners-up sampled in this year's contest were:
  • Other contestants, the runners-up all deny any involvement.
  • Which of this year's Peace Prize runners-up will he acknowledge? for more
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