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poll

noun [C]  us   /poʊl/

poll noun [C] (OPINION)

a study of a group’s opinion on a subject, in which people are questioned and their answers examined: an opinion poll We took a poll this week.

poll

verb [T]  us   /poʊl/

poll verb [T] (RECEIVE VOTES)

to receive a particular number of votes in an election: Bob Friedman polled 67% of the vote.

poll verb [T] (OPINION)

to answer questions as part of a study of a group’s opinion on a subject: Almost 86% of the parents polled said yes, and only 7% said no.
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