Definition of first base noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


first base

BrE BrE//ˌfɜːst ˈbeɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɜːrst ˈbeɪs//
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  • (in baseball) the first of the bases that players must touch He didn't make it past first base. See related entries: Baseball
  • Idioms
    not get to first base (with something/somebody)
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    (informal, especially North American English) to fail to make a successful start in a project, relationship, etc.; to fail to get through the first stage See related entries: Baseball
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: first base