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"softball" in British English

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softballnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsɒft.bɔːl/  us   /ˈsɑːft.bɑːl/
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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 game similar to baseball but played with a larger, softer ball, 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 burgeoning trade deficit, 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 ask Congress 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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“softball” in Business English

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