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verb [transitive]     card pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecarding
past tensecarded
past participlecarded
  1. 1
    to give a player a red card or yellow card in football, for bad behaviour
    be red/yellow carded:

    Copland was red carded for two offences.

  2. 2
    to pull a tool like a comb through wool or cotton to make it ready for spinning
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  3. 3
    mainly journalism to achieve a particular score, especially in golf

    Vickery finished third after carding a score of 68.

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    to verify someone's age, by checking their identification

    I got carded in the pub last night!

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/05/2010


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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