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golf

noun [U] uk   /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.
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golfer
noun [C] uk   /ˈɡɒl.fər/ us    /ˈɡɑːl.fɚ/
He's one of the highest-earning professional golfers in the world.
golfing
noun [U] uk   /ˈɡɒl.fɪŋ/ us    /ˈɡɑːl-/
a golfing holiday
Translations of “golf”
in Korean 골프…
in Arabic لُعْبة الجولف…
in French golf…
in Turkish golf…
in Italian golf…
in Chinese (Traditional) 高爾夫球運動…
in Russian гольф…
in Polish golf…
in Spanish golf…
in Portuguese golfe…
in German das Golfspiel…
in Catalan golf…
in Japanese ゴルフ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 高尔夫球运动…
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