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red card - definition and synonyms


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noun [countable]     red card pronunciation in British English
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singularred card
pluralred cards
  1. a card shown to a football player for a serious offence against the rules, ordering them to leave the field. A player is shown a yellow card for a minor offence and if they are shown another yellow card for a second offence, they are then automatically shown a red card too.

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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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