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arch-rival Line breaks: arch-rival
Pronunciation: /ˌɑːtʃˈrʌɪv(ə)l/

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Definition of arch-rival in English:


The chief rival of a person, team, or organization.
Example sentences
  • After winning the cup competition the team played arch-rivals Swinton High School in the league play-off and won 5-0.
  • But the real test comes when the team faces arch-rivals Bristol this Sunday - and the winner will claim the 2003 title.
  • And with his arch-rivals as chief executive and as chairman, that is unlikely.
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