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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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semi-finalˌsemi-ˈfinal British English, semifinal American English /ˌsemiˈfaɪnl/ noun [countable]  DSone of two sports games whose winners then compete against each other to decide who wins the whole competition
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semi-finalFor the management careers of both Dave Stringer and Malcolm Crosby, this is likely to be a crucial semi-final.It was his cool nerve that saw his club through a nervous semi-final against Coleraine.The other semi-final was a much more straight forward affair, with Staffordshire demolishing Buckinghamshire by 148 runs at Walsall.The Crusaders-Portadown semi-final of the competition is scheduled for the Oval on Tuesday September 21.The first three in each heat will qualify for a regional semi-final in September.The arrangements for the sale of cup final tickets were introduced after a furore over the ticket sales for the semi-final.Colchester were defeated in the semi-final of the runners-up competition by Rochford, the eventual winners.
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