end game


end game
noun
1. the final stages of an extended process of negotiation
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the diplomatic endgame

Syn: ↑endgame
Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑last, ↑final stage
2. the final stages of a chess game after most of the pieces have been removed from the board
Syn: ↑endgame
Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑last, ↑final stage

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noun
1. : the last stage (as the last three tricks) in playing a bridge hand
2. : the final phase of a board game; specifically : the stage of a chess game following serious reduction of forces

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1. Chess. the final stage of a game, usually following the exchange of queens and the serious reduction of forces.
2. the late or final stages of any activity: the end game of the negotiations.
Also, endgame.
[1880-85]

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end game UK US noun [countable] [singular end game plural end games]
the final part of a game, battle, or political process when the result is decided
Thesaurus: ends, finishes and final stagessynonym

Useful english dictionary. 2012.