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To be a candidate or winner in an election

campaign

verb

to try to win an election

canvass

verb

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

run

verb

to try to be elected to an official job or position

stand

verb

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

hold

verb

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

take

verb

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

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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