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make sport of

Definition of make sport of

somewhat formal + old-fashioned

  1. :  to laugh at and make jokes about (someone or something) in an unkind way <They made sport of the way he talked.>



Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

sportplay
  1. :  to amuse oneself :  frolic

    :  to engage in a sport

    :  to mock or ridicule something

  1. :  a source of diversion :  recreation

    :  sexual play

    :  physical activity engaged in for pleasure

  1. :  of, relating to, or suitable for sports

    :  styled in a manner suitable for casual or informal wear


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