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exit poll

  

      n   a poll taken by an organization by asking people how they voted in an election as they leave a polling station  
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exit  
      n  
1    a way out; door or gate by which people may leave  
2    the act or an instance of going out; departure  
3   
a    the act of leaving or right to leave a particular place  
b    (as modifier)  
an exit visa     
4    departure from life; death  
5      (Theatre)   the act of going offstage  
6    (in Britain) a point at which vehicles may leave or join a motorway  
7      (Bridge, whist, etc.)  
a    the act of losing the lead deliberately  
b    a card enabling one to do this  
      vb   intr  
8    to go away or out; depart; leave  
9      (Theatre)   to go offstage: used as a stage direction  
exit Hamlet     
10      (Bridge, whist, etc.)   to lose the lead deliberately  
11    sometimes tr     (Computing)   to leave (a computer program or system)  
     (C17: from Latin exitus a departure, from exire to go out, from ex-1 + ire to go)  


Exit  
      n   (in Britain) a society that seeks to promote the legitimization of voluntary euthanasia  
exit poll  
      n   a poll taken by an organization by asking people how they voted in an election as they leave a polling station  

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exit

  

      n  
1    door, egress, gate, outlet, passage out, vent, way out  
2    adieu, departure, evacuation, exodus, farewell, going, goodbye, leave-taking, retirement, retreat, withdrawal  
3    death, decease, demise, expiry, passing away  
      vb  
4    bid farewell, depart, go away, go offstage     (Theatre)   go out, issue, leave, make tracks, retire, retreat, say goodbye, take one's leave, withdraw  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    entrance, entry, ingress, inlet, opening, way in  
4    arrive, come or go in or into, enter, make an entrance  

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Exit, exist, ext, excite

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
blend of 'British' (or Britain) and 'exit', term (initially) designating the potential departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union and since approved following a referendum on june 2016
Ex: following the general referendum on june 2016, the "leave" side in favour of Brexit won with 51.9% of the vote against 48.1% for the "remain" side.
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