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showdown Line breaks: show|down
Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊdaʊn/

Definition of showdown in English:


1A final test or confrontation intended to settle a dispute: he and his government were lurching towards an angry showdown with their critics
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with showdown

godown, hoedown, slowdown
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