Definition of umpire verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

umpire

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈʌmpaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌmpaɪər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they umpire
BrE BrE//ˈʌmpaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌmpaɪər//
 
he / she / it umpires
BrE BrE//ˈʌmpaɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌmpaɪərz//
 
past simple umpired
BrE BrE//ˈʌmpaɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌmpaɪərd//
 
past participle umpired
BrE BrE//ˈʌmpaɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌmpaɪərd//
 
-ing form umpiring
BrE BrE//ˈʌmpaɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌmpaɪərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to act as an umpire We need someone to umpire. umpire something to umpire a game of baseball Word Origin late Middle English (originally as noumpere) (denoting an arbitrator): from Old French nonper ‘not equal’. The n was lost by wrong division of a noumpere; compare with adder.
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