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verb field pronunciation in British English /fiːld/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefielding
past tensefielded
past participlefielded
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  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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