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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective So close that the advantage or lead shifts from one to another and is virtually indeterminable.
  • noun A cosmetic surgical procedure in which skin and usually fat are removed and muscle is sometimes tightened to create a slimmer or more youthful appearance.

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  • adjective idiomatic so evenly matched that the advantage shifts from one to the other, and the outcome is uncertain
  • adverb With the advantage changing hands.
  • adverb dated With perceived advantage shifting back and forth among the available alternatives.
  • noun minor cosmetic surgery that tightens loose skin

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition
  • adverb even or close in a race or competition or comparison
  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

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