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league

noun [C] uk   /liːɡ/ us  

league noun [C] (SPORT)

B1 a group of teams playing a sport who take part in competitions between each other: Who do you think will win the league championship this year? Liverpool were top of the Football League that year. They are currently bottom of the league.
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league noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

a group of people or countries who join together because they have the same interest: the League of Nations
Translations of “league”
in Korean 리그, 연맹…
in Arabic اِتِّحاد…
in French ligue, division…
in Turkish spor ligi…
in Italian serie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 體育, (體育項目)聯合會,聯賽,聯盟…
in Russian лига…
in Polish liga…
in Spanish liga…
in Portuguese liga…
in German der Bund, die Liga…
in Catalan lliga…
in Japanese (スポーツの)リーグ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 体育, (体育项目)联合会,联赛,联盟…
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