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first basenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌfɜːst ˈbeɪs/ us   /ˌfɝːst ˈbeɪs/ also informal first
in baseball, the first of four places you must run to after hitting the ball and before scoring a point, or the position of a player defending this place: Mattingly played first base for the Yankees.
(Definition of first base from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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first basenoun [U]

/ˈfɜrst ˈbeɪs/
  • first base noun [U] (PLACE)

the first place a baseball player has to touch in order to score, or the position near this place played by a member of the team in the field
  • first base noun [U] (STAGE)

the first successful stage in a series of actions you take to achieve a goal: His proposal didn't get to first base with the committee.
(Definition of first base from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “first base”
in Chinese (Simplified) (棒球的)一垒,一垒手的防卫位置…
in Chinese (Traditional) (棒球的)一壘,一壘手的防衛位置…
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