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    Dear Teacher , Please explain. What does tantalizingly mean? The match is tantalizingly poised


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    Re: Tantalizingly

    Hello I22,

    If I "tantalise" you, I show you something that you want very much, but I don't give it to you.

    In a football match, both teams want to win. But if the game is "poised", neither team is winning. Thus in your example, victory is shown to both teams and their supporters; but it is not yet given to either.

    Best wishes,


    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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