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English definition of “red card”

red card

noun [C]    
in football , a small red card which the referee (= someone who makes sure the players follow the rules ) shows to a player to make them stop playing because they have broken a rule Football/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of red card noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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