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"league" in British English

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leaguenoun [C]

uk   us   /liːɡ/

league noun [C] (SPORT)

B1 a ​group of ​teamsplaying a ​sport who take ​part in competitions between each other: Who do you ​think will win the league ​championship this ​year? Liverpool were top of the Football League that ​year. They are ​currently bottom of the league.
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league noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

a ​group of ​people or ​countries who ​join together because they have the same ​interest: the League of Nations
(Definition of league from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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leaguenoun [C]

 us   /liɡ/

league noun [C] (SPORTS)

a ​group of ​teams or ​players in a ​sport who take ​part in competitions against each other: Our ​team has the ​worstrecord in the league. Do you ​belong to a ​bowling league? A league is also a ​group in which all the ​players, ​people, or things are on ​approximately the same ​level: His new ​movie is just not in the same league as his last one (= not as good as the one before).

league noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

a ​group of ​people or ​countries that ​join together because they have the same ​interest: the League of ​Nationsin league with fml If someone is in league with someone ​else, they have ​agreedsecretly to do something together, esp. something ​illegal or ​wrong: They were in league with ​theiraccountants to ​cheat the ​government by ​hidingtheirrealincome.
(Definition of league from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “league”
in Korean 리그, 연맹…
in Arabic اِتِّحاد…
in Malaysian liga…
in French ligue, division…
in Russian лига…
in Chinese (Traditional) 體育, (體育項目)聯合會,聯賽,聯盟…
in Italian serie…
in Turkish spor ligi…
in Polish liga…
in Spanish liga…
in Vietnamese liên minh, liên đoàn…
in Portuguese liga…
in Thai สหพันธ์…
in German der Bund, die Liga…
in Catalan lliga…
in Japanese (スポーツの)リーグ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 体育, (体育项目)联合会,联赛,联盟…
in Indonesian liga…
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