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intr.v. umped, ump·ing, umps
To serve as an umpire.
(General Sporting Terms) an informal US name for umpire
n., v. -pired, -pir•ing. n.
1. a person selected to rule on the plays in a game.
2. one selected to settle disputes about rules or usages; a person agreed on by disputing parties to arbitrate their differences.v.t.
3. to act as umpire in (a game).
4. to decide or settle (a dispute) as umpire; arbitrate.v.i.
5. to act as umpire.
[1350–1400; Middle English umpere, variant of noumpere < Old French nomper, nonper arbiter, i.e., one not equal]
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|Noun||1.||ump - an official at a baseball game |
official - someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"