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Words and phrases that have a meaning related to second best:   (108 results)

Often used in the same context:
fall to, settle for, call up, bounce back, football team, sit out, hold off, square off, focused on, flying start, miss out, naismith, re sign, see off, snap up, pull off, go down, wait on, nurnberg, bring on, henman, stick with, take on, close out, figure out, silkmen, fall short, locked in, colly, move into, break through, prepare for, eriksson, fall in, hockey player, slip up, build on, baptista, well in, seminoles, free agent, look to, baros, roll on, tough guy, hang on, upper hand, bowyer, march on, yorke, czechs, air mass, run in, walk off, bring down, tapering off, football player, of their own, break out, dowie, lippi, tammany, turn to, moores, lose out, fall on, hadden, report card, close in, bow out, bring in, custody battle, murder suspect, high pressure, long island sound, triple crown, throw in, call off, isiah, zola, put on, berra, lofton, come off, turn down, ochoa, mowbray, cristobal, curle, head for, break into, sorensen, measure up, stay on, sort of, gannon, put down, in practice, dorsey, deschamps, luann, turn up

More general:
challenger, competition, competitor, contender, rival

Synonyms:
runner-up

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