politick


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pol·i·tick

 (pŏl′ĭ-tĭk)
intr.v. pol·i·ticked, pol·i·tick·ing, pol·i·ticks
To engage in or discuss politics.

[Back-formation from politicking, engaging in partisan political activity, from politic.]

pol′i·tick′er n.
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politick

(ˈpɒlɪtɪk)
vb (intr)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to engage in politicking
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politick


Past participle: politicked
Gerund: politicking

Imperative
politick
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Present
I politick
you politick
he/she/it politicks
we politick
you politick
they politick
Preterite
I politicked
you politicked
he/she/it politicked
we politicked
you politicked
they politicked
Present Continuous
I am politicking
you are politicking
he/she/it is politicking
we are politicking
you are politicking
they are politicking
Present Perfect
I have politicked
you have politicked
he/she/it has politicked
we have politicked
you have politicked
they have politicked
Past Continuous
I was politicking
you were politicking
he/she/it was politicking
we were politicking
you were politicking
they were politicking
Past Perfect
I had politicked
you had politicked
he/she/it had politicked
we had politicked
you had politicked
they had politicked
Future
I will politick
you will politick
he/she/it will politick
we will politick
you will politick
they will politick
Future Perfect
I will have politicked
you will have politicked
he/she/it will have politicked
we will have politicked
you will have politicked
they will have politicked
Future Continuous
I will be politicking
you will be politicking
he/she/it will be politicking
we will be politicking
you will be politicking
they will be politicking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been politicking
you have been politicking
he/she/it has been politicking
we have been politicking
you have been politicking
they have been politicking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been politicking
you will have been politicking
he/she/it will have been politicking
we will have been politicking
you will have been politicking
they will have been politicking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been politicking
you had been politicking
he/she/it had been politicking
we had been politicking
you had been politicking
they had been politicking
Conditional
I would politick
you would politick
he/she/it would politick
we would politick
you would politick
they would politick
Past Conditional
I would have politicked
you would have politicked
he/she/it would have politicked
we would have politicked
you would have politicked
they would have politicked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.politick - engage in political activities; "This colleague is always politicking"
engage, pursue, prosecute - carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
logroll - work toward the passage of some legislation by exchanging political favors such as trading votes
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Translations

politick

(usu pej)
vt to politick a bill through parliamentdurch seinen politischen Einsatz erreichen, dass ein Gesetz im Parlament verabschiedet wird
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References in classic literature ?
Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.
Unfortunately, most do not listen to sermons but their major purpose is to politick, said Rev Njoya.
A caution, though: the vocabulary isn't always easy--words like salubrious and politick are included.