close/tight finish

Definition of close/tight finish

  1. :  an end of a race or contest in which the winner is ahead by a very small amount The race had a close/tight finish.

Word by Word Definitions

closeplay
  1. :  to move so as to bar passage through something

    :  to block against entry or passage

    :  to deny access to

  1. :  a coming or bringing to a conclusion

    :  a conclusion or end in time or existence :  cessation

    :  the concluding passage (as of a speech or play)

  1. :  an enclosed area

    :  the precinct (see precinct 2a) of a cathedral

    :  a narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within or to the common stairway of tenements

  1. :  having no openings :  closed

    :  confined or carefully guarded

    :  high

  1. :  in a close position or manner

tightplay
  1. :  having elements close together

    :  so close in structure as to prevent passage or escape (as of liquid, gas, or light) — compare lightproof, watertight

    :  fitting very close to the body

  1. :  fast, tightly, firmly

    :  in a sound manner :  soundly

finishplay
  1. :  to come to an end :  terminate

    :  end

    :  to come to the end of a course, task, or undertaking

  1. :  something that completes or perfects: such as

    :  the fine or decorative work required for a building or one of its parts

    :  a finishing material used in painting


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