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Meaning of “field” - Learner’s Dictionary

field

verb     /ˈfiːld/
BALL [I, T] to try to catch or stop a ball after it has been hit in a game such as cricket or baseball: Are we fielding or batting?CricketGeneral terms used in ball sportsBaseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sportsCompeting in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)
TEAM [T] to send out a team or player to play in a game: Brazil fielded a strong team in the World Cup.CricketGeneral terms used in ball sportsBaseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sportsCompeting in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)
field questions/telephone calls to answer or deal with questions/telephone callsAnswering and responding
(Definition of field verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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