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noun [countable] champion pronunciation in British English /ˈtʃæmpiən/ 
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pluralchampions

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  1. 1
    someone who has won an important competition, especially in sport

    the world heavyweight boxing champion

    Brazil's first game will be against Italy, the defending champions (=the team that is the champion at this time).

  2. 2
    someone who publicly supports or defends a set of beliefs, political aims, or a group of people
    champion of:

    a champion of the rights of developing nations

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