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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-offnoun

    a hostile disagreement face-to-face


  1. showdownnoun

    The final battle between two nemeses, in which there can be but one victor

    Etymology: From show + down.

  2. showdownnoun

    The final round in a poker match, where the all remaining players' cards have to be put down on the table and shown

    Etymology: From show + down.


  1. Showdown

    In poker, the showdown is a situation when, if more than one player remains after the last betting round, remaining players expose and compare their hands to determine the winner or winners. To win any part of a pot if more than one player has a hand, a player must show all of his cards faceup on the table, whether they were used in the final hand played or not. Cards speak for themselves: the actual value of a player's hand prevails in the event a player mis-states the value of his hand. Because exposing a losing hand gives information to an opponent, players may be reluctant to expose their hands until after their opponents have done so and will muck their losing hands without exposing them. Robert's Rules of Poker state that the last player to take aggressive action by a bet or raise is the first to show the hand—unless everyone checks on the last round of betting, then the first player to the left of the dealer button is the first to show the hand. If there is a side pot, players involved in the side pot should show their hands before anyone who is all-in for only the main pot. To speed up the game, a player holding a probable winner is encouraged to show the hand without delay. Any player who has been dealt in may request to see any hand that is eligible to participate in the showdown, even if the hand has been mucked. This option is generally only used when a player suspects collusion or some other sort of cheating by other players. When the privilege is abused by a player, he may be warned by the dealer, or even removed from the table.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of showdown in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of showdown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Susan Collins:

    PELOSI, SCHUMER MOCKED ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH ANGRY PARENTS MEMES AFTER THEIR PRIME TIME TRUMP REBUTTAL Sources tell Fox News that Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardnerremains worried about whether an extended shutdown and dysfunction in Washington could hurt the U.S.s credit rating, which is based on factors that include politics, monetary policy, economic indicators, and externalities. The county last lost its top-notch credit status in 2011 after Standard and Poors lowered it from AAA to AA +, amid a showdown over the debt ceiling. Gardner, a first-term senator, is up for re-election in 2020, and The Colorado Sun has said his seat is among the most vulnerable in Senate Minority. A poll conducted late last yearfound that Gardners favorability rating hovers near 43 percent. Hillary Clinton bested Trump by five percentage points during the 2016 presidential race in Colorado. Another Republican senator facing a tough re-election bid in 2020 in a state that went for Clinton in 2016, Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins, said Wednesday that Susan Collins had asked Trump at lunch to consider a compromise to end the shutdown. IN FIRST-EVER PRIME TIME OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS, TRUMP OFFERS COMPROMISE, LAMENTS BORDER CRISIS I suggested that we take a look at the package that we put together last February and brought to the floor as a possible compromise.

  2. Tom Carper:

    So I expect they will try to make theatrical cuts, but ultimately the funding for the EPA is going to be determined by the appropriations committee and/or Congress in a big showdown, i think we're going to work very hard to defend EPA, and this little piece of political theater will slip into the past.

  3. Jaime Domínguez:

    It also sets up a showdown between the established machine candidate and the progressive bent on bringing ethics reform.

  4. Allyson Felix:

    It's a highlight for us, we bring out the best in each other. It will be another great showdown.

  5. Peter Crane:

    If you have a debt showdown, the new rules are going to raise the risk.

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  • مواجهة حاسمةArabic
  • Showdown, entscheidender MachtkampfGerman
  • αναμέτρησηGreek
  • enfrentamientoSpanish
  • välienselvittelyFinnish
  • bras de ferFrench
  • lokauppgjörIcelandic
  • [[решаюший, [[финальный]] [[поединок]], [[раскрытие]] [[картаRussian
  • షోడౌన్Telugu
  • שאָודאַוןYiddish

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