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To be a candidate or winner in an election



to try to win an election



to ask many people in an area for their opinions and encourage them to vote for someone or support something



to try to be elected to an official job or position



to take part in an election as a candidate (=someone who people vote for). The American word is run

get in

to be elected for a political job



to succeed in keeping control of a particular area in an election



to win a prize in a competition or a vote in an election

scrape in

to achieve a position by a very small number of votes or points

stand for

to try to get chosen in an election for a particular position or as a member of a particular institution. In American English, you say that someone runs for office

go to the country

to organize a general election

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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