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

     

    referee

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌrefəˈriː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrefəˈriː//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they referee
    BrE BrE//ˌrefəˈriː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrefəˈriː//
     
    he / she / it referees
    BrE BrE//ˌrefəˈriːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrefəˈriːz//
     
    past simple refereed
    BrE BrE//ˌrefəˈriːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrefəˈriːd//
     
    past participle refereed
    BrE BrE//ˌrefəˈriːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrefəˈriːd//
     
    -ing form refereeing
    BrE BrE//ˌrefəˈriːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrefəˈriːɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1(informal ref) [intransitive, transitive] to act as the referee in a game He began refereeing in 2008. a refereeing decision referee something Who refereed the final?
  2. 2[transitive] referee something to read and check the quality of a technical article before it is published
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