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noun as in person who settles dispute

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Minimum-wage increase imperiled in covid relief bill by Senate official’s rulingParliamentarians are essentially the umpires of the Senate, ensuring that lawmakers follow the rules that govern how legislation moves forward.

Somehow, the umpire is there to make the “out” call, and so is the batter to angrily contest it, hands clenched in fists.

Two games later, she demanded that the umpire apologize for “stealing” a point from her.

During the second set, the chair umpire warned Williams about violating rules by getting signals from her coach.

In most professional tennis matches, the main umpire — called the chair umpire — sits right beside the net.

Clark, the first Jewish American League umpire, adjudicated baseball for three decades.

After the third pitch the umpire told him to take first base.

Ruth demanded the home plate umpire inspect the ball, according to multiple writers on hand.

Jahn confirms it: “He does slam down the bat, and he gives the umpire a dirty look.”

But no one would seriously contend that Roberts has been a neutral umpire.

He displays marvellous bravery in facing the fighting crowds, and they choose him to be umpire.

The umpire's first decision was usually his last; they broke him in two with a bat, and his friends toted him home on a shutter.

The war of preparations that has been going on for thirty years may end like a sham-fight at last in an umpire's decision.

When I umpire such an action through the tent flap it is very seldom that I could announce the bug "safe."

He became the umpire of taste, and his word was received as the fiat of fashion.


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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to umpire, such as: arbitrator, judge, ref, referee, ump, and adjudicator.

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