Meaning of “extreme sport” in the English Dictionary

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"extreme sport" in British English

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extreme sportnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪkˌstriːm ˈspɔːt/ us /ɪkˌstriːm ˈspɔːrt/

Examples from literature

  • And they come to do extreme sports – sports that are exciting but also dangerous. 
  • Do you love walking across suspension bridges, driving your car fast, or doing extreme sports? 
  • Even though they can be very dangerous, some of these extreme sports like ski jumping, luging, and whitewater kayaking are regular events at the Olympic Games. 
  • In this extreme sport, the climbers hold onto the rocks only with their hands and feet – they don’t use ropes. 
  • One of these extreme sports is called free solo climbing. 
  • Should extreme sports be included in international competitions like the Olympic Games? 
  • Should people be free to participate in extreme sports despite the level of danger involved? 
  • There are already many extreme sports, and probably many more to be invented. 
  • This might explain why more and more people, especially men, are doing extreme sports in their free time. 
  • What do you think of extreme sports? 
  • Whitewater rafting is an extreme sport. 

(Definition of “extreme sport” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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