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preseason

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈpriːˌsiː.zən/ us  
in sports, happening before the main period of competition: a preseason match/game Manchester United and Arsenal were the preseason favourites.Competitions, and parts of competitions

preseason

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈpriːˌsiː.zən/ us  
in sports, a short period of competition before the main period: Barkley suffered a strained thigh muscle late in the preseason. David Beckham had a great preseason.Competitions, and parts of competitions
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