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verb [transitive] card pronunciation in British English /kɑː(r)d/ 
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he/she/itcards
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. 3
    mainly journalism to achieve a particular score, especially in golf

    Vickery finished third after carding a score of 68.

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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