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referee

noun [C]  /ˌref·əˈri/ (short form ref) us  
(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
verb [I/T]  /ˌref·əˈri/ us  
[T] He volunteered to referee the game.
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