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English definition of “referee”

referee

noun [C]    /ˌref·əˈri/ (short form ref)
(in some sports) a person who controls a game and makes sure the rules are followed, or more generally a person who helps to find a fair solution to a disagreement: Fans booed the referee’s call. referee    /ˌref·əˈri/ verb [I/T] [T] He volunteered to referee the game.
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