referee

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˌɹɛf.əˈɹiː/, SAMPA: /"%rEf.@"ri:/
  • (US) IPA: /ˌrɛfəˈriː/
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Noun[change]

Singular
referee

Plural
referees

Two referees.
  1. (countable) A referee is someone who ensures that the rules are followed during a game.
    That referee was hit by the ball during the football game.


Verb[change]

Plain form
referee

Third-person singular
referees

Past tense
refereed

Past participle
refereed

Present participle
refereeing

  1. If you referee a game or a match, you make sure that the rules are followed during the game or match.
    Both teachers refereed the volleyball match yesterday.

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