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sportnoun

 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.

sportverb [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.
(Definition of sport from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"sport" in British English

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sportnoun

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?

sportverb [T]

uk   /spɔːt/  us   /spɔːrt/
(Definition of sport from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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