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English definition of “golf”


noun [U]     /ɡɒlf/ US  /ɡɑːlf/
A2 a game played outside on grass in which each player tries to hit a small ball into a series of nine or 18 small holes, using a long, thin stick: We often play a round (= game) of golf at the weekend.Golf golfer     /ˈɡɒl.fər/ US  /ˈɡɑːl.fɚ/ noun [C] He's one of the highest-earning professional golfers in the world.Golf golfing     /ˈɡɒl.fɪŋ/ US  /ˈɡɑːl-/ noun [U] a golfing holidayGolf
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