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sport

noun  us   /spɔrt, spoʊrt/

sport noun (GAME)

[C/U] a game, competition, or similar activity, done for enjoyment or as a job, that takes physical effort and skill and is played or done by following particular rules: [C] Football, baseball, and basketball are all team sports. [U] Do you hunt for sport or in order to eat?

sport noun (PERSON)

[C] infml a person who has a good attitude about playing a game or having to do something: He was a very bad sport when he lost a game. Be a sport and take your little sister to the movies with you.

sport

verb [T]  us   /spɔrt, spoʊrt/

sport verb [T] (WEAR)

to wear or be decorated with something: Back in the 1960s he sported bellbottoms and long hair.
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