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offense

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoffenseof‧fense1 /əˈfens/ noun [countable, uncountable]  x-refthe usual American spelling of offence
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offenseBugel wants to correct the problems that plagued his rushing defense and offense against the Chargers.The Dallas Cowboys' offense is the best in the league.The penalties for first offense of intentional distribution of the contents of cellular phone calls is the same.She was far above taking much offense, Lois realized.a weapon of offenseOpposition leaders have talked about pursuing a criminal case against Estrada for corruption and other offenses he allegedly committed in office.a parking offense that carries a $50 fineI think we knew their offense, and I think that we knew what we wanted to do offensively.
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offenseof‧fense2 /ˈɒfens $ ˈɒːfens, ˈɑː-/ noun [uncountable] American English  DSthe part of a game such as American football, which is concerned with getting points and winning, or the group of players who do this opp defense The Bears are going to have to work on their offense this season.
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offenseThe penalties for first offense of intentional distribution of the contents of cellular phone calls is the same.Opposition leaders have talked about pursuing a criminal case against Estrada for corruption and other offenses he allegedly committed in office.Young said he expected a 60-40 mix in the offense, heavier on the passing.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoffenseoffense LAWthe American spelling of OFFENCE
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