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noun [countable] poll pronunciation in American English /poʊl/
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    an occasion when a lot of people are asked what they feel about something, usually by a company paid by a political party, television program, etc.

    They’re worried about the candidate’s present low standing in the polls.

    A recent poll indicated that most people opposed the changes.

    carry out/conduct a poll:

    According to a poll conducted last week, 75% of the public support the new law.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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