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Definition of caucus verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

caucus

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːkəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːkəs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they caucus
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːkəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːkəs//
 
he / she / it caucuses
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːkəsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːkəsɪz//
 
past simple caucused
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːkəst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːkəst//
 
past participle caucused
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːkəst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːkəst//
 
-ing form caucusing
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːkəsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːkəsɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (North American English) caucus (somebody) to meet in a caucus or other group to discuss something The senators decided to caucus about the policy change. Word Origin mid 18th cent. (originally US): perhaps from Algonquian cau'-cau'-as'u ‘adviser’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caucus

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