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football

noun [C/U]  /ˈfʊtˌbɔl/ us  
(the oval ball used in) a game played by two teams in which each team tries to kick, run with, or throw the ball across the opposing team’s goal line to score points. American and Canadian football differ in the number of players, the size of the field, and some rules of play: [C] Mom bought me a football. [U] Let’s play football after lunch. Football also means soccer in most of the world.
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