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English definition of “relegation”

relegation

noun [U]     /ˌrel.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ UK
the act of moving a football team to a lower division : Southampton face relegation if they lose again. After losing their last three home games , they are now facing a relegation battle .Football/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
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