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a. Water, such as rainfall, and any sediments or other substances carried with it, that is not absorbed by the soil but instead flows away over the ground.
b. The overflow of fluid from a container.
2. An extra election or competition held to decide a winner following an earlier, inconclusive election or competition.
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1. something that drains or flows off, as rain water.
2. a final contest held to break a tie or eliminate semifinalists.
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A second election held after a first election has failed to produce a clear result.
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|Noun||1.||runoff - the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity|
|2.||runoff - a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner|
election - a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"
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