football

football foot∙ball noun 1. (also formal Asˌsociation ˈFootball) (both BrE) (also soc∙cer NAmE, BrE) (also BrE informal footy,footie) a game played by ten teams of 11 players, using a round ball which players kick up and down the playing field (= the [u]pitch ). Teams try to kick the ball into the other teamˈs goal. • 足球运动:
»to play football
踢足球
»a football match / team / stadium
足球比赛/队;足球比赛专用体育场 f
--› see also Gaelic football 2. (NAmE) = [u]American football , Canadian football 3. a large round or oval ball made of leather or plastic and filled with air • 足球;橄榄球 4. (always used with an adjective 常与形容词连用) an issue or a problem that frequently causes argument and disagreement • 屡起争议的课题;被踢来踢去的难题:
»Health care should not become a political football.
保健问题不应该成为被踢来踢去的政治皮球。
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['futbɔ:l]
n. 足球, 橄欖球

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