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dead heat

n.
1. Sports A race in which two or more contestants compete evenly or finish at the same time.
2. A political campaign or other contest that is so close that it is impossible to predict the winner.

dead heat

n
(Individual Sports, other than specified)
a. a race or contest in which two or more participants tie for first place
b. a tie between two or more contestants in any position

dead′ heat′


n.
a race in which two or more competitors finish in a tie.
[1790–1800]

dead heat

- If two horses tied in a heat, the heat did not count and was called "dead"; now any tie can be called a dead heat.
See also related terms for tie.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dead heat - a tie in a race
standoff, draw, tie - the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"

dead heat

noun
An equality of scores, votes, or performances in a contest:
Translations
وُصول المُتَسابِقين في نَفس اللحْظَه
mrtvý závodnerozhodný výsledek/běh
dødt løb
jafntefli í hlaupi
nerozhodný zápas
başa baş yarışberabare kalınan yarış

dead heat

n (Sport) it was a dead heatè stata una vittoria a pari merito
to finish in a dead heat → finire alla pari

dead

(ded) adjective
1. without life; not living. a dead body; Throw out those dead flowers.
2. not working and not giving any sign of being about to work. The phone/engine is dead.
3. absolute or complete. There was dead silence at his words; He came to a dead stop.
adverb
completely. dead drunk.
ˈdeaden verb
to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc. That will deaden the pain.
ˈdeadly adjective
1. causing death. a deadly poison.
2. very great. He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).
3. very dull or uninteresting. What a deadly job this is.
adverb
extremely. deadly dull; deadly serious.
dead end
a road closed off at one end.
ˈdead-end adjective
leading nowhere. a dead-end job.
dead heat
a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together.
dead language
a language no longer spoken, eg Latin.
ˈdeadline noun
a time by which something must be done or finished. Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
ˈdeadlock noun
a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible. Talks between the two sides ended in deadlock.

to set a deadline (not dateline) for finishing a job.
References in classic literature ?
The slope eased off, at length we could be detached, and Croz and I, dashed away, ran a neck-and-neck race, which ended in a dead heat.
The boys huddled them- selves together and sought the friendly companionship of the fire, though the dull dead heat of the breathless atmosphere was stifling.
Diomed would have now passed him, or there would have been a dead heat, but Phoebus Apollo to spite him made him drop his whip.