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noun as in judge

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I’m glad that I’m in the league where refs are not going to call for ticky-tack stuff.

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Get ready to bid farewell to the spitfire Bobby Bottleservice and big booty player Ref Jeff.

The home team eked out a win in the World Cup opening match, with a little help from the Japanese ref.

Down Fred went and the ref blew his whistle, piercing Croatian hearts as he pointed to the penalty spot.

There is, perhaps, a natural tendency to blame the ref when things don't go well.

Williams, enraged by the call, spewed a few nasty comments at the ref.

Or not -- sometimes we had to call in a ref to mediate, but for the most part, we were all pretty good about playing fair.

Folks calls 'im Laz'rus in ref'ence to de Bible chil' what riz up jes' same way lak', outen de daid col' tomb.

Refuge, ref′ūj, n. that which affords shelter or protection: an asylum or retreat: a resource or expedient.

Refragable, ref′ra-ga-bl, adj. that may be resisted: capable of refutation.

Ref.: Discussion in various reports of Comptroller of the Currency.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ref, such as: referee, umpire, arbiter, arbitrator, expert, and intermediary.

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