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do-over Syllabification: do-o·ver
Pronunciation: /ˈdo͞oˌōvər/

Definition of do-over in English:


An opportunity to try or perform something a second time: if Smokey sings off key, he gets a do-over
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  • Also, Michigan Democrats hope for a possible primary do-over.
  • With concern about voters in both states being disenfranchised, there is a growing talk of a do-over.
  • The Clinton campaign sounded unhappy with the decision not to hold a do-over.

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