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yellow card

n.
A yellow-colored card shown by a referee to a player, especially in soccer, to indicate that the player has committed a flagrant foul. Being shown two yellow cards results in ejection from the game.

yel′low-card′ v.
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yellow card

n
(General Sporting Terms) a card of a yellow colour displayed by a referee to indicate that a player has been officially cautioned for some offence
vb
(General Sporting Terms) (tr) to caution (a player) officially for some offence
adj
serving as a warning; intended to warn: a yellow card system is in place.
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yel′low card`


n.
Soccer. a yellow card shown by the referee to a player being cautioned for a violation. Compare red card.
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yellow card

Displayed by the referee to a player guilty of a serious foul or persistent lesser fouling; constitutes a caution.
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