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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.
  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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  3. 3
    [transitive] to deal with something such as a question or a telephone call, especially a difficult one
    The education minister fielded questions from journalists outside the parliament building this morning.

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