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Definition of runner-up in English:

noun (plural runners-up)

A competitor or team taking second place in a contest: he was runner-up in the 200 m individual medley [as modifier]: runner-up prizes
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  • The Oakbank Fastbats second team were runners-up in Division Three.
  • They won the first tournament's doubles finals and were then runners-up in the second tournament.
  • Keybury Security's six-a-side soccer team were runners-up in the Bradford Monday Premier League.

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