[General] Tantalizingly

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lalda222

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






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MrPedantic

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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,

MrP
 
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