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A red-colored card shown by a referee to a player, especially in soccer, to indicate that the player is being ejected from the game.
(plural red cards)
- (sports) A card displayed by the referee when a player is sent off for a serious infringement of the rules.
- (colloquial) Any official instructions to vacate an area.
- I hoped to park in the members' area but the attendant showed me the red card.
(third-person singular simple present red-cards, present participle red-carding, simple past and past participle red-carded)
- (sports) To show a player a red card, and dimiss them from the playing area. send off