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snooker

noun [U] uk   /ˈsnuː.kər/ us    /-kɚ/
a game played by two people in which cues (= long, thin poles) are used to hit 15 red balls and six balls of different colours into six holes around a table covered in soft cloth in a fixed order
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snooker

verb [T] uk   /ˈsnuː.kər/ us    /-kɚ/
UK informal to prevent someone from finishing an intended plan of action: We had intended to go driving around Scotland, but unless I can get my licence we're snookered. US informal to deceive or trick someone
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