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book

verb
 
 
/bʊk/
ARRANGE [I, T] A2 to arrange to use or do something at a particular time in the future: to book a ticket/hotel room We've booked a trip to Spain for next month. Sorry, the hotel is fully booked (= has no more rooms).Making bookings and reservations
CRIME [T] to officially accuse someone of a crime: Detectives booked him for resisting arrest.Arresting and charging
SPORT [T] UK If a sports official books you, they write an official record of something you have done wrong: The referee booked two players for fighting during the game.Refereeing and judging in sport
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