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noun British English pronunciation: football /ˈfʊtˌbɔːl/ 
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pluralfootballs
 
  1. 1
    [uncountable] British a game in which two teams of eleven players kick a round ball and try to score goals

    a game of football

    Rob's going home to watch the football on TV.

    play football:

    He plays football for Barcelona.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to football

      a football match/pitch/ground/stadium

      football boots

  2. 2
    [countable] a ball used for playing football or American football

    Children were kicking a football back and forth.

 

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