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sport

noun uk   /spɔːt/ us    /spɔːrt/

sport noun (GAME)

A1 [C] a game, competition, or activity needing physical effort and skill that is played or done according to rules, for enjoyment and/or as a job: Football, basketball, and hockey are all team sports. I enjoy winter sports like skiing and skating.A1 [U] UK all types of physical activity that people do to keep healthy or for enjoyment: She used to do/play a lot of sport when she was younger. [U] old-fashioned enjoyment in doing things
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sport noun (PERSON)

[C] old-fashioned informal a pleasant, positive, generous person who does not complain about things they are asked to do or about games that they lose: Oh, Douglas - be a (good) sport and give me a lift to the station.
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[C] Australian English a friendly way of talking to a man or boy: [as form of address] Hello sport - how are you?

sport

verb [T] uk   /spɔːt/ us    /spɔːrt/
to wear or be decorated with something: Back in the 1960s he sported platform heels and hair down past his shoulders. The front of the car sported a German flag.
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