Definition of swing state noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


swing state

BrE BrE//ˌswɪŋ ˈsteɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌswɪŋ ˈsteɪt//
(politics) Elections
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(in an election for president in the US) a state where none of the candidates can be certain of getting the most support Arizona may be a swing state. swing state Democrats See related entries: Elections Wordfindercaucus, congress, the Electoral College, House of Representatives, nomination, president, primary, running mate, senate, swing state
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