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umpire

noun [C] uk   /ˈʌm.paɪər/ us    /-paɪr/
a person who is present at a sports competition in order to make certain that the rules of that particular game are obeyed and to judge if particular actions are acceptable: a cricket/tennis umpire
umpire
verb [I or T] uk   us  
Starmers has been chosen to umpire the next cricket test match.
Translations of “umpire”
in Korean 심판…
in Arabic حَكَم…
in French arbitre…
in Turkish hakem…
in Italian arbitro…
in Chinese (Traditional) (體育比賽中的)裁判…
in Russian судья (в спорте)…
in Polish sędzia…
in Spanish árbitro…
in Portuguese árbitro, -a…
in German der Schiedsrichter…
in Catalan àrbitre, -a…
in Japanese 審判員, (野球の)アンパイア…
in Chinese (Simplified) (体育比赛中的)裁判…
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