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The two will meet in a Sept. 26 runoff with the winner facing the Democrat nominee, former U.S. attorney Doug Jones, in the Dec. 12 general election.
The Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC with close ties to McConnell, has pledged up to $10 million in support of Strange, including through the crucial period between the primary and the runoff.
The runoff from the Alps' glaciers gives the soil its minerality, and the limestone found in the region is what lends this varietal its aromatic, perfume-like qualities.
Changing Channel Pacific Palisades Record rainfall last winter eased drought conditions but also pumped up the volume of runoff into the ocean, including at this outfall between Gladstones restaurant and the Getty Villa on PCH.
This means runoff into streams and rivers will be rising.
Emanuel has had a rough several years after a near-death election experience in being taken to a re-election runoff by a rank mediocrity.
Water runoff from the site is already a problem and might get worse, some residents said.
New council member Roxanne Thalman, who narrowly won a June 10 runoff election to replace outgoing District 3 Councilman Robert Rivera, was sworn in at the meeting.
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Definition of run off
Examples of run off in a Sentence
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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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
RUNOFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of runoff for English Language Learners
: an additional race, contest, or election that is held because an earlier one has not resulted in a winner
: water from rain or snow that flows over the surface of the ground into streams
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