in sport

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Definition of in sport

somewhat formal + old-fashioned
: in a joking way : in a way that is not serious Don't take offense. I was only saying it in sport.

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“In sport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20sport. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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