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sport

  

      n  
1    an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis, etc.  
2    such activities considered collectively  
3    any particular pastime indulged in for pleasure  
4    the pleasure derived from a pastime, esp. hunting, shooting, or fishing  
we had good sport today     
5    playful or good-humoured joking  
to say a thing in sport     
6    derisive mockery or the object of such mockery  
to make sport of someone     
7    someone or something that is controlled by external influences  
the sport of fate     
8    Informal   sometimes qualified by good, bad, etc.   a person who reacts cheerfully in the face of adversity, esp. a good loser  
9    Informal   a person noted for being scrupulously fair and abiding by the rules of a game  
10    Informal   a person who leads a merry existence, esp. a gambler  
he's a bit of a sport     
11      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   a form of address used esp. between males  
12      (Biology)  
a    an animal or plant that differs conspicuously in one or more aspects from other organisms of the same species, usually because of a mutation  
b    an anomalous characteristic of such an organism  
      vb  
13    tr  
Informal   to wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner  
she was sporting a new hat     
14    intr   to skip about or frolic happily  
15    to amuse (oneself), esp. in outdoor physical recreation  
16    intr; often foll by: with   to dally or trifle (with)  
17    tr; often foll by: away  
Rare   to squander (time or money)  
sporting one's life away     
18    intr; often foll by: with  
Archaic   to make fun (of)  
19    intr     (Biology)   to produce or undergo a mutation,   (See also)        sports  
     (C15 sporten, variant of disporten to disport)  
  sporter      n  
  sportful      adj  
  sportfully      adv  
  sportfulness      n  


blood sport  
      n   any sport involving the killing of an animal, esp. hunting  
bud sport  
      n     (Horticulture)   a shoot, inflorescence, etc., that differs from another such structure on a plant and is caused by a mutation; the differences can be retained by vegetative propagation  
spectator sport  
      n   a sport that attracts more people as spectators than as participants  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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exp.
expression used to indicate that something happens very quickly
n.
def.: new and inexperienced person
slang. Syn.: newbie, newb
n.
In the UK, a chav is a highly antisocial juvenile delinquent who wears (usually counterfeit) designer sports clothes and high-end brands and vulgar jewellery (= bling) and listens to rap music.
Very common, colloquial En France on appelle ça un caillera
n.
A scally is a working class youth who wears designer sports clothes as a status symbol
Colloquial Very similar to a chav (but chavs are more extreme in their appearance than scallies)
n.
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
n.
person skilled for an activity, especially for one involving motion (like sports; dance)
una canción de los 90
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
v.
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
n.
brand of soup, mix of vegetables, image for new startups ?
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
n.
a new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.
n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
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