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  1. poll

    • IPA[pəʊl]

    英式

    • n.
      the process of voting in an election;the number of votes cast in an election
    • v.
      record the opinion or vote of;(of a candidate in an election) receive a specified number of votes
    • noun: poll, plural noun: polls

    • verb: poll, 3rd person present: polls, gerund or present participle: polling, past tense: polled, past participle: polled

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. the process of voting in an election:

      the country went to the polls on March 10

    • 2. the number of votes cast in an election:

      the ruling party won 24 seats, narrowly topping the poll

    • 3. the places where votes are cast in an election:

      the polls have only just closed

    • 4. short for opinion poll
    • 5. a person's head.
    • 6. the part of the head on which hair grows; the scalp.
    • 7. a hornless animal, especially one of a breed of hornless cattle.
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. record the opinion or vote of:

      over half of those polled do not believe the prime minister usually tells the truth

    • 2. (of a candidate in an election) receive a specified number of votes:

      the Green candidate polled 3.6 per cent

    • 3. check the status of (a device), especially as part of a repeated cycle:

      the network manager can also use the software to poll each Mac on the net

    • 4. cut the horns off (an animal, especially a young cow).
    • 5. cut off the top of (a tree or plant), typically to encourage further growth; pollard:

      there were some beautiful willows, and now the idiot Parson has polled them into wretched stumps

    • adj. (of cattle, sheep, or goats) lacking horns, either naturally or because they have been removed:

    • the polled variety now has its own register

      check whether the kids are horned or polled

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    • adj. (of cattle, sheep, or goats) lacking horns, either naturally or because they have been removed:

    • the polled variety now has its own register

      check whether the kids are horned or polled

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    • n. a tax levied on every adult, without reference to their income or resources:

    • the council tax replaces the poll tax

      the payment of a poll tax

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    • n. an unofficial ballot conducted as a test of opinion:

    • I took a straw poll among my immediate colleagues

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    • n. a legal deed made and executed by one party only, especially to formalize a change of a person's name:

    • he changed his name by deed poll

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    • n. an ostensible opinion poll in which the true objective is to sway voters by using loaded questions.

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    • n. an assessment of public opinion by questioning a representative sample, especially as the basis for forecasting the results of voting.

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    • n. an ostensible opinion poll in which the true objective is to sway voters using loaded or manipulative questions.

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    • IPA[pōl]

    美式

    • n.
      the process of voting in an election:
    • the country went to the polls on March 10
    • v.
      record the opinion or vote of:
    • focus groups in which customers are polled about merchandise preferences

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