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primarying

[ prahy-mer-ee-ing -muh-ree- ]
/ ˈpraɪ mɛr i ɪŋ -mə ri- /
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noun U.S. Politics.

the mounting of a challenge to the incumbent in a primary election: There were many instances of primarying during the last election cycle.

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