From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpolitickingpol‧i‧tick‧ing /ˈpɒlətɪkɪŋ $ ˈpɑː-/ noun [uncountable] POLITICSpolitical activity, usually done to gain support for yourself or your political group the politicking at the party conference
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politickingThere are also difficulties of child-rearing and politicking at one and the same time.The politicking between the ruwatu is kept at a relatively low-key level, for they rarely meet as a group.It is easy to assume that people were therefore pursuing their own interests, were unprincipled when they went about their politicking.Such cut-and-thrust politicking has always been Mr Brown's speciality.The House's session will be shortened due to election-year politicking.
Origin politicking (1900-2000) politics