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sports

noun
plural of sport

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 the making of unkind jokes as a way of showing one's scorn for someone or something
  • taught their children that it was not polite to make sport of others

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2 a person or thing that is made fun of
  • had become the long-suffering sport of the village

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sports

verb
present tense third-person singular of sport

Synonyms & Antonyms of sports (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Sports.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sports. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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