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runoff US English

A further competition, election, race, etc., after a tie or inconclusive result

run off in run US Thesaurus

the youths ran off

instant runoff voting US English

An electoral system whereby voters rank candidates in order of preference. In the event that one candidate fails to achieve a sufficient majority, the candidate with the fewest number of first-preference rankings is eliminated and these votes redistributed, the process being repeated until one candidate achieves the required majority