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view main entry for electrocute verb  /ɪˈlektrəˌkjuːt/
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  /ɪˌlektrəˈkjuːʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
British English pronunciation: electrocution
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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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