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Meaning of “softball” in the English Dictionary

"softball" in British English

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softballnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsɒft.bɔːl/  us   /ˈsɑːft.bɑːl/
a ​gamesimilar to ​baseball but ​played with a ​larger, ​softerball
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(Definition of softball from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"softball" in American English

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softballnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsɔftˌbɔl/
a ​gamesimilar to ​baseball but ​played with a ​larger, ​softerball, or the ​ball used in this ​game
(Definition of softball from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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softballnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsɒftbɔːl/ US
informal a ​method of doing something that is not forceful, ​determined, or unpleasant: With its ​burgeoningtradedeficit, the US is in no mood to play softball.
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a softball question informal a ​question that is ​easy to answer: I know this is probably like a softball ​question to you, but are you going to go ​askCongress for more ​money and more ​staff? News ​crews lobbed softball ​questions.
(Definition of softball from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “softball”
in Arabic سوفت بول (لُعبة)…
in Korean 소프트볼…
in Portuguese variedade de beisebol jogado com bola maior e mais macia…
in Catalan softbol…
in Japanese ソフトボール…
in Chinese (Simplified) 垒球(运动)…
in Turkish beyzbola benzeyen bir oyun, softbol…
in Russian софтбол…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壘球(運動)…
in Italian softball…
in Polish softball…
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