Definition of showdown in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊdaʊn


  • 1A final test or confrontation intended to settle a dispute: he and his government were lurching towards an angry showdown with their critics
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    • Even the final showdown with the Green Goblin is premised as an ethical problem.
    • The family had to take part in four games and a final showdown with the Herdman family from Powys.
    • David Beckham is already dreaming of a World Cup final showdown with his Old Trafford pal Juan Sebastian Veron.
    confrontation, deciding event, clash, face-off, moment of truth, crisis
  • 2(In poker or brag) the requirement at the end of a round that the players who remain in should show their cards to determine which is the strongest hand.
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    • In a showdown, the winner will take the pot consisting of the small antes and the bets.
    • There is no concept of equalising the bets, and a showdown is not possible with more than two players.
    • Maybe you actually have the best hand and would win in a showdown right now.

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