♦ football

♦ football /ˈfʊtbɔ:l/
n. (sport)
1 pallone, palla (da calcio o rugby)
2 [u] (GB = association football) (gioco del) calcio: You'll see some impressive football tomorrow, domani vedrai giocare a calcio in modo eccezionale; football match, partita di calcio; football field, campo di calcio; football pitch, campo di calcio; football team, squadra di calcio; football club, società calcistica
3 [u] (GB = rugby football) rugby; pallaovale
4 [u] (USA) football americano
5 (fam. USA) patata bollente (fig.)
football fan, tifoso del calcio □ football hooligans, hooligan; teppisti degli stadi di calcio □ football pools, totocalcio □ football season, stagione calcistica □ football shirt, maglia da calciatore □ football supporters, tifosi di calcio □ football violence, hooliganismo □ (fam., fig.) political football, questione che diventa oggetto di contesa politica.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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