close-run

close-run

adj
(of a race or contest) only won by a very small amount
Translations

close-run

[ˌkləʊsˈrʌn] ADJ close-run racecarrera f muy reñida

close-run

[ˌkləʊsˈrʌn] adj a close-run matchun incontro molto combattuto
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In a close-run contest, the Gartmore team emerged as the worthy winners of the heat with a score of 111 out of a possible 120 points.
With BC Rivals scoring 20 points to Lithuanian Brothers' 15 in the final 10 minutes it was a close-run thing.
But it was a close-run thing for the Lotus Exige driver.
Billingham Station met Cleveland Seniors in a clash of winless league sides and what was expected to be close-run affair turned out to be largely one-sided as Station triumphed 5-1.
GRAHAM BRADLEY "pushes at the limits of what is legitimate", the BHA's disciplinary panel said yesterday as it revealed the decision to clear the controversial former jockey of running a training operation within the yard of Brendan Powell was "a close-run thing".
But it was a close-run thing as the 5-4 success was clinched only in the final mixed, when David Onions and Liz Hayman beat James Booth and Diane Parish 11-21, 21-18, 21-16.
Sorry, David, but it will be another close-run election.
Fry, 55, who has bipolar disorder, added: "It was a close-run thing."
But experts are cautioning it will be a very close-run result after a volatile start to 2013 following snowstorms in January and March and ongoing pressure in the construction sector.
The National Television Awards 2012 ITV1, 7.30pm Now in their 17th year, the NTAs are bigger and better than ever before, with some seriously close-run categories.
The National Television Awards 2012 STV, Wednesday, 7.30pm Now in their 17th year, the NTAs are bigger and better than ever before, with some seriously close-run categories.
But it was a close-run affair with last year's race winners Arif Al Zafein and Nader Bin Hendi pushing them hard to take second place just 0.14s slower (2m:40.82s) in the Victory Team's sleek Fazza 3.