Definition of successive in English:



  • [attributive] Following one another or following others.

    ‘they were looking for their fifth successive win’
    • ‘London routed hapless Halifax to record their third successive Super League home win.’
    • ‘The Swede produces two successive winning returns to win the game and level the set.’
    • ‘For the third successive year the centre had won the Gradam award for the best run centre.’
    • ‘They kept six successive clean sheets on their way to winning in Mali two years ago.’
    • ‘There is no disagreement that councils have been starved of funds by successive governments.’
    • ‘If Congs continue in this vein it will be a brave man who bets against them winning a fourth successive title.’
    • ‘The following centuries saw the successive rise and fall of new civilisations.’
    • ‘Joel has already won the West Yorkshire race series with three successive wins.’
    • ‘This was a great way to start a year that will hopefully see the boys win their third successive title.’
    • ‘It was his third successive tournament triumph after winning on grass at Halle and Wimbledon.’
    • ‘Two months ago and half a world away, England won their fourth successive Test series.’
    • ‘When entries from the Harrogate District won in successive years it was a triumph.’
    • ‘Great Britain will be hoping for a hat trick of golds today to add to the two won in successive days in Athens.’
    • ‘This is the second successive win for this horse who is proving to be a right good one.’
    • ‘This was their ninth successive win and it took them to the top of Division Two.’
    • ‘The Reds soaked up immense pressure placed late on to win their second successive game.’
    • ‘Bury is one of only five councils to move up a place in successive years.’
    • ‘York will be bidding for a third successive win following victories at Hull and at home to Horden last week.’
    • ‘They are in a strong position this term, however, having clocked up eight successive wins.’
    • ‘For centuries the land has been tilled by successive generations of farmers.’
    consecutive, in a row, straight, solid, sequential, succeeding, in succession, following, serial, running, continuous, unbroken, uninterrupted
    on the trot
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Late Middle English: from medieval Latin successivus, from success- followed closely from the verb succedere (see succeed).