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Meaning of “home run” in the English Dictionary

"home run" in British English

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home runnoun [C]

uk   us   (informal homer) US
a ​pointscored in ​baseball by ​hitting the ​ball so ​far that you have ​time to ​run all the way around the four ​corners of the ​playingfield before it is ​returned
(Definition of home run from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"home run" in American English

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home runnoun [C]

 us   /hoʊmˈrʌn/ (also homer,  /ˈhoʊ·mər/ )
(in ​baseball) a ​play in which a ​playerhits the ​ball and ​scores, usually by ​hitting the ​ball a ​long way so that it comes down beyond the ​playingarea: fig. The ​movie didn’t just make ​money, it ​hit a home run (= was ​extremelysuccessful).
(Definition of home run from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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