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runner–up

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runner–up/ˈrʌnɚˌʌp/noun
pluralrunners–up/ˈrʌnɚzˌʌp/
runner–up
/ˈrʌnɚˌʌp/
noun
pluralrunners–up/ˈrʌnɚzˌʌp/
Learner's definition of RUNNER–UP  
[count]
: a person or team that does not win first place in a competition but that does well enough to get a prize
especially  : a person or team that finishes in second place
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