SPORTS/GAMES[U]›the activity of taking part in a sport or a game: The West Indies were in the lead when rainstopped play.Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Sports and games generally
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,