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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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runner-upˌrunner-ˈup noun (plural runners-up)  [countable]DSCOMPETITION the person or team that comes second in a race or competition
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runner-upAn overall winner and a runner-up were chosen from the many entries and their reviews were featured in TeleClub a few weeks ago.But Whitaker's luck changed in the four rider Horsemaster final when he again looked likely to finish as a runner-up.Gordon was also presented with a cheque as runner-up of the closely fought contest.This Sun Alliance Chase runner-up will be a match for any over three miles plus on soft ground.She transformed a struggling Mustang team into a league runner-up her sophomore year and then into a two-time champion.The two-time state runner-up is 38-1.He had predicted he would win the Louisiana caucuses and be a strong runner-up to Dole, the front-runner, in Iowa.The winner is trained by Warren Stute, the runner-up by his brother Mel Stute.
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