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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. Julian was unwell 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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