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

 

ref

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ref//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ref//
 
(informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ref
BrE BrE//ref//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ref//
 
he / she / it refs
BrE BrE//refs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//refs//
 
past simple reffed
BrE BrE//reft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//reft//
 
past participle reffed
BrE BrE//reft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//reft//
 
-ing form reffing
BrE BrE//ˈrefɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrefɪŋ//
 
 
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(reffing, reffed) ref something = referee The game was badly reffed. He reffed our first international game. Word Origin late 19th cent.: abbreviation.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ref