Meaning of “running mate” in the English Dictionary

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running matenoun [ C ]

us /ˈrʌn·ɪŋ ˌmeɪt/

someone who is trying to get elected to the second of two top positions:

It will soon be time for the presidential candidates to choose their running mates.

(Definition of “running mate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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