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umpire

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
ldoce_344_dumpireum‧pire1 /ˈʌmpaɪə $ -paɪr/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DSDSthe person who makes sure that the players obey the rules in sports such as tennis, baseball, and cricketreferee
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umpireMack was thrown out of the game for hitting an umpire.An umpire was appointed to determine the rent of a mill.I yelled and I screamed at umpires, at everybody, and they all jumped back.Every man was his own umpire.I thought he was out, but the umpire called him safe.A case requiring action by the umpire before the batsman needed to correct the wicket?He was chosen as one of the umpires in a musical contest between Apollo and Pan.
Related topics: Sport
umpireumpire2 verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 DSto be the umpire in a game or competition
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umpireOr what about the Bosporus; the last traditional boat used to umpire the races at the regatta.At their request he umpired their boat-races on the River Wear.
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Verb table
umpire
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyumpire
he, she, itumpires
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyumpired
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave umpired
he, she, ithas umpired
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad umpired
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill umpire
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have umpired
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam umpiring
he, she, itis umpiring
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you, we, theyare umpiring
Past
I, he, she, itwas umpiring
you, we, theywere umpiring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been umpiring
he, she, ithas been umpiring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been umpiring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be umpiring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been umpiring
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