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front runner
American English: /frənt ˈrənər/

Translation of front runner in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (in race) (Sport)
    puntero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The former governor of a New England state is emerging as the Democrats front runner in the US presidential election race.
    • He is the front-runner and I think he will continue to be the front runner until the other candidates get its message together and pull the staff together.
    • He raced behind the two front runners early before assuming command 150 yards from the finish line and drawing clear by two lengths.
    Example sentences
    • ‘The strong headwind did not help a front runner, it was a killer but he has run a great race,’ he said.
    1.2 (in contest) See examples: he emerged as the front runner in the opinion polls
    surgió como el favorito en los sondeos de opinión
    the company is a front runner in cancer research
    la compañía es una de las que van en cabeza or a la vanguardia en investigación sobre cáncer

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