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noun [C]     /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 umpireRefereeing and judging in sport umpire     verb [I or T] Starmers has been chosen to umpire the next cricket test match.Refereeing and judging in sport
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