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football

noun
     
Related topics: Sport, American Football, Football
foot‧ball S1 W2
1 [uncountable] British English a game played by two teams of eleven players who try to kick a round ball into the other team's goal [= soccer]:
Which football team do you support?
kids playing football in the street
My Dad took me to watch my first football match.
a football club
football fan/supporter
a group of Scottish football fans
football boots/kit/shirt (=clothes worn to play football)
2DSA [uncountable] American English a game played by two teams of eleven players who try to carry or kick an oval ball into the other team's goal [= American football British English]
a football field
He played football in high school.
3

football hooligan

British English someone who behaves in a noisy or violent way at a football match
football
4DS [countable] a ball used in these games
flag football

; ➔ political football

at political (4)

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