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


swing vote

BrE BrE//ˌswɪŋ ˈvəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌswɪŋ ˈvoʊt//
[countable, singular] (North American English) Elections
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the votes of people who do not always vote for the same political party and have not decided which party to vote for in an election his appeal to the crucial swing vote the shrinking of the swing vote Catholics are important swing votes in this election. See related entries: Elections Wordfindercandidate, constituency, contest, democracy, election, majority, manifesto, poll, referendum, swing vote
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