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first basenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   (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 ​playerdefending 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 ​baseballplayer has to ​touch in ​order to ​score, or the ​position near this ​placeplayed by a ​member of the ​team in the ​field
  • first base noun [U] (STAGE)

the first ​successfulstage 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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