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first base

noun [U]  /ˈfɜrst ˈbeɪs/

first base noun [U] (PLACE)

the first place a baseball player has to touch in order to score, or the position near this place played by a member of the team in the field

first base noun [U] (STAGE)

the first successful stage in a series of actions you take to achieve a goal: His proposal didn't get to first base with the committee.
Translations of “first base”
in Chinese (Traditional) (棒球的)一壘,一壘手的防衛位置…
in Chinese (Simplified) (棒球的)一垒,一垒手的防卫位置…
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