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Definition of field verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they field
    he / she / it fields
    past simple fielded
    -ing form fielding
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  1. 1[transitive] field somebody/something to provide a candidate, speaker, team, etc. to represent you in an election, a competition, etc. Each of the main parties fielded more than 300 candidates. This year the United States is fielding a very strong group of swimmers.
  2. in baseball
  3. 2[intransitive] to be the person or the team that catches the ball and throws it back after someone has hit it Our team will field first.
  4. 3[transitive] field something to catch the ball and throw it back He expertly fielded the ball.
  5. questions
  6. 4[transitive] field something to receive and deal with questions or comments The network had to field more than 300 phone calls after last night's program.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: field