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verb     field pronunciation in British English
/fiːld/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfield
he/she/itfields
present participlefielding
past tensefielded
past participlefielded
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to be the team that throws and tries to catch the ball during a game while members of the other team try to hit it. The other team bats

    England chose to field first and put South Africa in to bat.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to catch or pick up a ball that has been hit and throw it back
  2. 2
    [transitive] to use a person or group of people as your team, representatives, or army

    Liverpool are fielding an impressive team for tomorrow’s game.

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