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pip

2 verb
     
pip2 past tense and past participle pipped, present participle pipping [transitive] British English informal
1

pip somebody at the post

to beat someone at the last moment in a race, competition etc, when they were expecting to win:
The Maclaren team were narrowly pipped at the post by Ferrari.
2 to beat someone in a race, competition etc, by only a small amount
pip somebody to/for something
Jackson just pipped him for the gold.

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