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booking

noun [C] uk   /ˈbʊk.ɪŋ/ us  

booking noun [C] (ARRANGEMENT)

B1 an arrangement you make to have a hotel room, tickets, etc. at a particular time in the future: We made the booking three months ago. Brad was away so we had to cancel the booking. The show had already taken £4 million in advance bookings. I filled in the booking form and sent it off.

booking noun [C] (punishment)

a punishment for breaking the rules in a football game in which the referee writes the player's name in a book: When a defender gets a booking, he has to be careful not to get another and be sent off.
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Translations of “booking”
in Korean 예약…
in Arabic حَجز…
in Portuguese reserva…
in Catalan reserva…
in Japanese 予約…
in Italian prenotazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預訂, 預約…
in Russian бронирование…
in Turkish rezervasyon, yer ayırtma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预订, 预约…
in Polish rezerwacja…
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