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Words used to describe competitive situations – thesaurus

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against the run of play

if a team wins or scores against the run of play, they win or score when it seemed that the other team was more likely to do this

comfortable

competitive

a competitive activity is one in which companies or teams are competing against each other

convincing

a convincing win is one in which one team or player beats another easily

decisive

a decisive victory or defeat is one in which the winner does much better than the loser

devastating

dog eat dog

a situation in which people compete very hard and will do anything to be successful

friendly

used for saying that people compete with each other but are friends

handsome

high-stakes

a high-stakes test or exam has important consequences for the person taking it, for example, if you fail you are not allowed to move on to the next level

hotly

involving people who are competing very hard with one another

hypercompetitive

indecisive

noncompetitive

too close to call

if the result of a competition or election is too close to call, it is not clear who the winner is until the competition has ended or until all the votes have been counted

wide open

  • To defeat someone in a game, competition or argument
  • To be defeated in a game, competition or argument
  • To win a game, competition or argument
  • To win a prize, or to award a prize
  • Medals and prizes for winners of competitions and races
  • Winners of games and competitions
  • Participants in games and competitions
  • Words used to describe participants in competitions
  • Prizes and honours for other achievements
  • To compete, or to try to win
  • To take part in a competition or game
  • General words for competitions
  • Miscellaneous competitions
  • Words used to describe positions in a competition
  • General words for defeat and surrender
  • A defeat in a game or competition
  • A victory in a game or competition

Free thesaurus definition of words used to describe competitive situations from the Macmillan English Dictionary – a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Education.

Comprehensive list of synonyms for words used to describe competitive situations, by Macmillan Dictionary and Thesaurus

To win a game, competition or argument – thesaurus

Synonyms

clinch

to manage to win or achieve something by doing one final thing that makes it certain

triumph

romp ahead

place

British to finish second or third in a race, especially in a horse race

sweep

to win all of the games in a series or all of the top places in a competition

outscore

to get more points than your opponent in a game or competition

notch up

to win something, or to achieve something

run away with

wrap up

informal to achieve something such as a victory or an agreement

be placed first/second etc

capture a title

come out on top/come out tops

to be the best or the winner

conquer

go up

British to move to a higher division in a sports league (=a group of teams)

mop up

American to win, or succeed in doing something

place

register

mainly journalism to achieve something in a game or competition

romp home/to victory

to win something such as a race or competition very easily

scramble home

scrape home

to achieve victory in a way that is not very impressive

sweep to victory

win hands down

to win by a large amount or very easily

  • To defeat someone in a game, competition or argument
  • To be defeated in a game, competition or argument
  • To win a prize, or to award a prize
  • Medals and prizes for winners of competitions and races
  • Winners of games and competitions
  • Participants in games and competitions
  • Words used to describe participants in competitions
  • Prizes and honours for other achievements
  • To compete, or to try to win
  • To take part in a competition or game
  • General words for competitions
  • Miscellaneous competitions
  • Words used to describe positions in a competition
  • General words for defeat and surrender
  • Words used to describe competitive situations
  • A defeat in a game or competition
  • A victory in a game or competition

Free thesaurus definition of to win a game competition or argument from the Macmillan English Dictionary – a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Education.

Comprehensive list of synonyms for to win a game competition or argument, by Macmillan Dictionary and Thesaurus ]]>