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Poll
  • v. ,n. [techspeak] The action of checking the status of an input line, sensor, or memory location to see if a particular external event has been registered.
  • To repeatedly call or check with someone "I keep polling him, but he's not answering his phone; he must be swapped out. "
  • To ask. "Lunch? I poll for a takeout order daily. "