Definition of 'referee'
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Leave it for the referees to make a subjective call. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The match referee is the official in overall charge of games and disciplinary issues. The Sun (2016) Playing the referee is part of playing the game. Times, Sunday Times (2016) No referee would have stopped it for that and he was absolutely right to play on. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet no action has been taken because the match referee did not report what was by far the ugliest incident of the series. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The match referee's report did not mention the incident. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I just want the game to be refereed in a fair and just way. The Sun (2016)But he voiced the views of the England camp by saying there should be consistency in the way incidents are handled by match referees. The Sun (2016)I shouldn't give the referee the opportunity to send me off. The Sun (2016)It should have been a free-kick and a booking, but the referee waved play on. The Sun (2016)The inconsistencies of a referee play a big part in the outcome of matches. The Sun (2012)There is no room in modern football for such refereeing incompetence. The Sun (2009)That is the first help you could give a referee. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Our job is to referee and this just caused problems. The Sun (2010)The applicant requires two independent referees of good standing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was an incident in the game and the referee interpreted it as he did. The Sun (2016)Three referees judge each attempt in weightlifting. The Sun (2012)Other recruits included referees and football officials. The Sun (2014)The problem is not referees but football. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In my opinion the referee killed the game. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The referees and judges have been holding intense pool and darts competitions. The Sun (2012)Porto were found guilty of influencing the referee in two matches in which they gained a total of four points. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You have to chance your arm a lot and go for it to the point of playing the referee as well. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They try and make the referee's mind up. The Sun (2014)The referee didn't think it was a foul. The Sun (2010)So that was a very nice scene, my first meeting with a match referee! The Sun (2013)It's not as if referees give press conferences about football managers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The referee's job is hard enough. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some referees will make that call, some referees will not make that call. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The match referee called a halt to proceedings on the 4th fairway after two hours of pure misery. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I just want the referees to be fair. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I think the referee was biased. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Mine was to referee the World Cup final. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'referee'
British English: referee /ˌrɛfəˈriː/ NOUN
The referee is the official who controls a sports match.
- American English: referee
- Arabic: حَكَم
- Brazilian Portuguese: árbitro
- Chinese: 裁判员
- Croatian: sportski sudac
- Czech: rozhodčí
- Danish: dommer sport
- Dutch: scheidsrechter
- European Spanish: árbitro fútbol
- Finnish: erotuomari
- French: arbitre
- German: Schiedsrichter
- Greek: διαιτητής
- Italian: arbitro
- Japanese: レフェリー
- Korean: 심판
- Norwegian: dommer sport
- Polish: sędzia
- European Portuguese: árbitro
- Romanian: arbitru
- Russian: судья
- Spanish: árbitro
- Swedish: domare sport
- Thai: กรรมการ
- Turkish: hakem
- Ukrainian: рефері
- Vietnamese: trọng tài
British English: referee VERB
When someone referees a sports event or contest, they act as referee.
The match will be refereed by him.
He had never refereed a match.
Definition of referee from the Collins English Dictionary
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