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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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leagueleague /liːɡ/ ●●● W2 noun [countable]  1 DSOa group of sports teams or players who play games against each other to see who is best He makes his football league debut tomorrow. the Rugby League Championshipbe (at the) top/bottom of the league (=be the best or the worst team in a group)2 ORGANIZATIONa group of people or countries who have joined together because they have similar aims, political beliefs etc the National Socialist League3 not be in the same league (as somebody/something)4 be in a different league5 be out of your league6 be in league (with somebody)7 TMan ancient unit for measuring distance, equal to three miles or about 4,828 metres on land, and three nautical miles or 5,556 metres at sea
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leagueMorocco is a member of the Arab League.the National Football LeagueLeaders of the Football League met to discuss the problems of violence at football games.The League of Nations was formed to promote international peace and security.the League of Women VotersLeague ChampionshipConstantine still wears the International Hockey League championship ring from that season.Huddersfield made up for their failure in the Cup by winning the League Championship in the next season, 1923-4.At a civic reception that evening Chapman announced that the club would not be satisfied until it had won the League Championship.
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