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English definition of “run-off”

run-off

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈrʌn.ɒf/ us    /-ɑːf/
an extra competition or election to decide the winner, because the leading competitors have finished equal: In a run-off for the presidency of the assembly, Santos beat Gutiérrez. a run-off race/electionElectionsParts and stages of competitions
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