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If Kuhn had drawn a challenger, the runoff would have been held in April.
The latter include flooding, erosion, sediment buildup, pollution from agricultural and residential runoff and rising sea levels.
The bitterly contested runoff campaign between the two city council members was marked by political grudges and allegations of corruption.
The immediate objective for Negley will be to squeak into a runoff (most likely with Canseco).
Fishing in the Colorado River has been spotty with runoff from recent rains.
The runoff had been contested twice in court amid claims of irregularities, with its original Nov. 7 date delayed.
Instead, given the lack of water-storage capacity, and due to environmental diversions, tens of millions of acre-feet of precious runoff water last year were simply let out to the ocean.
In a runoff campaign, Cochran openly appealed to Mississippi Democrats and independents to keep him in the Senate to ensure that federal largesse continued to flow into the state.
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the dog often ran off cats and other animals that had intruded upon his owner's property
their rebellious daughter's run off because she was disciplined again
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After a failed attempt at getting into the victim's vehicle, the robber ran off.
Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin ran off 10 consecutive completions for 112 yards in the Red Wolves' two touchdown drives from their no-huddle attack.
Torrest ran off and tried to cross the North Branch of the Chicago River, but couldn’t and went back to the west bank of the river, where police arrested him about 5:15 p.m. Thursday.
His father ran off with his mistress to the South of France.
The car’s driver survives, and the truck runs off a cliff and crashes like an enormous leaking corpse.
The animal, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, ran off, though opossums don’t run all the fast.
The whole house is running off a powerful generator.
Joerger is not resting veterans to watch their young players get run off the court.
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run off Synonyms
Synonymsbanish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, eject, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn out
Related Wordsdeforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate
Near Antonymsaccept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter
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