verb (used with object), ref·er·eed, ref·er·ee·ing.
verb (used without object), ref·er·eed, ref·er·ee·ing.
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The Edinburg school district announced the day after the game that it would withhold the team from the playoffs in response to defensive end Emmanuel Duron knocking over referee Fred Gracia.After one player’s assault of a referee, a Texas high school team wonders why it was sidelined|Glynn A. Hill|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Then Timmins, a mild-spoken 72-year-old who had worked with hundreds of local kids during six decades as a Little League and high school coach and referee.A rural S.D. community ignored the virus for months. Then people started dying.|Annie Gowen|December 9, 2020|Washington Post
In Maine, an asymptomatic referee exposed up to 400 people in two days.Youth sports have been hit with few coronavirus outbreaks so far. Why is ice hockey so different?|Ariana Eunjung Cha, Karin Brulliard|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
The fans have gone, and the referees are still on the field putting points on the scoreboard.
Parham came down with it, the referee signaled touchdown — and the Chargers celebrated a season-saving win.What to know for NFL Week 9: Tua Tagovailoa arrives, and Tom Brady’s Buccaneers take a beating|Adam Kilgore|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Scientific developments in other nations were written up in refereed journals and became universally available.
Armour had never felt so nervous before; it was actually the first time he had refereed on a game.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh
We can, and indeed do, print electronic journals, which are refereed on the network.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
He says yer refereed him out like a has-been, and never give him no chance to kick at de decision.The Four Million|O. Henry
From this corner he dealt out cigars to the deserving, held stake moneys, decided all bets, and refereed all differences.The Celebrity, Complete|Winston Churchill
I remember Terry of Yale who refereed that game, above all others.Football Days|William H. Edwards