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sport

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1 activity engaged in to amuse oneself
  • I don't care whether I actually catch any fish, as I'm just doing this for sport.
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2 an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously
  • Arm wrestling that began in sport suddenly turned serious.
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3 the making of unkind jokes as a way of showing one's scorn for someone or something
  • got in trouble for making sport of his little brother's security blanket
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4 a person or thing that is made fun of
  • The old junker he drove became the sport of his group even though they all rode in it.
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fun, jest, sport, game, play mean action or speech that provides amusement or arouses laughter. fun usually implies laughter or gaiety but may imply merely a lack of serious or ulterior purpose.
    • played cards just for fun
jest implies lack of earnestness and may suggest a hoaxing or teasing.
    • hurt by remarks said only in jest
sport applies especially to the arousing of laughter against someone.
    • teasing begun in sport led to anger
game is close to sport, and often stresses mischievous or malicious fun.
    • made game of their poor relations
play stresses the opposition to earnest without implying any malice or mischief.
    • pretended to strangle his brother in play

sport

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1 to engage in activity for amusement
  • From sailing to snorkeling, each day we sported at a different activity offered by the beach resort.
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2 to play and run about happily
  • the millionaire's grandchildren sporting on the estate's spacious grounds
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cut capers, kick up one's heels

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3 to present so as to invite notice or attention
  • Jake sported his flashy new car by driving it all over town.
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