[ UK /ɹˌɛfəɹˈiː/ ]
[ US /ˌɹɛfɝˈi/ ]
  1. be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
  2. evaluate professionally a colleague's work
  1. (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
  2. someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
  3. an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case
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How To Use referee In A Sentence

  • The referee said I was a liar and a cheat, but my foot was injured at that time.
  • He has apologised for critical remarks he made about the referee.
  • With referees now bringing the ball forward for indiscipline, mouthy players can cost their team a game, not to mind risking a yellow card and even a sending off.
  • We only hope that the red card will be rescinded when the referee sees the video. Times, Sunday Times
  • The question of professional refereeing is an urgent issue that needs immediate attention.
  • He was petulant all day and was earlier booked for mouthing-off at the referee.
  • He was also something of a fiery personality, who liked to argue with referees, opponents and managers alike. Calcio: A History of Italian Football
  • Sometimes teams say we have a referee and linesman and we go on until they whistle. Times, Sunday Times
  • The game was stuck in the middle of the pitch for long periods as both teams cancelled each other out and the referee constantly whistled for minor offences stopping either side gaining momentum.
  • In frame 15 the referee warned Holt for ungentlemanly conduct, in this case swearing.
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