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English definition of “run-off”

run-off

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
(also run-off election) POLITICS
an extra election to decide on a winner, because the leading competitors have equal numbers of votes, or because the winner had less than half the number of votes: Colombians will vote in a run-off election to choose a new president.
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