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hopscotch
American English: /ˈhɑpˌskɑtʃ/
British English: /ˈhɒpskɒtʃ/

noun

uncountable
  • to play hopscotch
    jugar al tejo or (Mexico) al avión or (River Plate area) a la rayuela or (Colombia) a la golosa or (Chile) al luche
    Example sentences
    • Children enjoy playing games such as hopscotch and hide-and-seek.
    • The purpose of this event - which involved another 50 children - was to see if they would still play traditional street games like hopscotch in the absence of cars and traffic.
    • As a youngster I would run screaming if any of my playmates were sick after eating too much ice-cream before a particularly vigorous game of hopscotch.

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