referee

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌrɛfəˈriː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌrɛfəˈri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ref′ə rē)

Inflections of 'referee' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
referees
v 3rd person singular
refereeing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
refereed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
refereed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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referee

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [football, soccer, rugby, basketball] referee
  2. a [lenient, good, poor, strict] referee
  3. the fans [booed, cheered] the referee
  4. waited for the referee's [call, decision]
  5. the referee [blew, called, whistled] for a foul
  6. the referee signaled halftime
  7. the referee [showed, took out, gave] a red card
  8. the referee sent the [player, coach, attacker] off
  9. the referee warned the [player] about
  10. the referee consulted with the [officials, linesman]
  11. the referee consulted the video replay
  12. complained to the referee about the [decision, foul]
  13. [pleaded, argued] their case with the referee
  14. the referee [determined, decided, adjudged] that
  15. the referee ruled [in favor of, against]
  16. a [court, government, council] -appointed referee
  17. the referee [heard, listened to] the argument
v
  1. referee (in) a (football) [match, game, final]
  2. the [match] was [fairly, poorly, well, excellently] refereed
  3. [chosen, selected] to referee (the match)
  4. [offered, volunteered] to referee
  5. refereed by [professionals, federation members, experts]
  6. referee (the) [authenticity, originality, quality]
  7. the [documents, pieces of evidence, findings] were refereed for [authenticity]
  8. referee between the [two, two teams, teams, two players, players]
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