end·​game | \ ˈen(d)-ˌgām How to pronounce endgame (audio) \

Definition of endgame

: the stage of a chess game after major reduction of forces also : the final stage of some action or process

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Examples of endgame in a Sentence

they're now in the endgame of the negotiations for a new labor contract

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McConnell, meanwhile, made clear the Senate was only days away from voting on his chamber's bipartisan bill, and Pelosi and Schumer started discussing the endgame. Author: Mike Debonis, Rachael Bade, Anchorage Daily News, "‘A betrayal’: Inside Pelosi, Schumer’s rift on border bill," 29 June 2019 As AMC’s Preacher inches closer to the series finale, God’s endgame for the universe begins to click into place. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con 2019: Here’s your Friday schedule," 5 July 2019 So the question comes down to whether going from 39 wins to 43 is the ultimate endgame. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Is a Heat resurrection for Hassan Whiteside still possible?," 22 June 2019 Perhaps the unforgivably gendered industry characterized by Cooke is at last in its endgame, struggling to throw off the past, and, finally, having to admit that no one group gets to tell the rest of the world what’s funny. Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "Women are making advertising funnier, smarter, and way less sexist," 11 June 2019 Trump believes China badly mishandled the near-endgame of the trade negotiations. Hugh Hewitt, Twin Cities, "Hugh Hewitt: America’s enemies are on notice about this president," 5 June 2019 Sprousehart stans, don't freak out, but The Leo King doesn't think Cole and Lili are endgame, according to the stars at least. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Are Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart Endgame or Are They Destined to Breakup?," 29 Apr. 2019 Endgame The Division 2 already gave beta testers a glimpse of its endgame content, but now there’s a trailer for the rest of you. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Free copies of Thimbleweed Park, major overhauls for Fallout 76 and The Bard's Tale IV," 18 Feb. 2019 Webster still had a chance in the last round, when Ray Robson had a winning endgame vs. St. Louis University’s Dariusz Swiercz but lost his way and only drew. Chris Chase, BostonGlobe.com, "Chess notes," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of endgame

1881, in the meaning defined above

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