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English definition of “league”

league

noun [C] (SPORT)    /liːɡ/
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.Competitors and participants in sports and games
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