verb (used with object), ref·er·eed, ref·er·ee·ing.
verb (used without object), ref·er·eed, ref·er·ee·ing.
Examples from the Web for referee
In the absence of any over-arching rebel military leadership, there is no one to referee disputes before they get out of hand.
During the heated contest versus Big Piney, Kane tells us that even the referee told him, “You guys are nothing but filthy slobs.”Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The chants grew so loud that the referee wanted to stop the game.Will Jozy Altidore Be Team USA’s World Cup Savior vs. Belgium?|Emily Shire|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An inquiry headed by the Police Ombudsman, a sort of referee figure, came down against the informer allegation.Sinn Fein Boss Gerry Adams Wanted This Murder Bust|Ed Moloney|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I remember my coach standing up to a referee and another coach who challenged my right to play.The NCAA’s First Sikh Basketball Player Memorialized at the Smithsonian|Simran Jeet Singh|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vicious remarks were aimed at him while the referee was not near enough to hear.The Upward Path|Various
Frank Barringer was timekeeper and referee, and at the appointed hour he made both teams line up and catch hold of the rope.The Mystery at Putnam Hall|Arthur M. Winfield
The case went to a referee and the referee took four years to hear the case and decide it.The Modern Railroad|Edward Hungerford
I turned to the Referee, saw his arms raised and heard him say 'Goal' and then everything broke loose.Football Days|William H. Edwards
No player or referee has ever accused him of a wilful foul, and he has nothing except honest and straightforward play and skill.Association Football|John Cameron