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  1. run-off

    • IPA[ˈrʌnɒf]

    英式

    • n.
      a further competition, election, race, etc., after a tie or inconclusive result;the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc.
    • noun: run-off, plural noun: run-offs

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a further competition, election, race, etc., after a tie or inconclusive result he won only 49 per cent of the vote, so a run-off will be held
    • 2. the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc. the ratio of run-off to rainfall fertilizer run-off from the intensively farmed areas in the river basin
    • the water or other material that drains freely off the surface of something when it rains the run-off cascades down to the valley floor water polluted by run-offs from farmland
    • 3. New Zealand a separate area of land where young animals are kept.