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verb sport pronunciation in British English /spɔː(r)t/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesporting
past tensesported
past participlesported
  1. 1
    [transitive] to wear something, often in a way that shows you want people to notice it
    He’s sporting a T-shirt and baseball cap like every other 17-year-old.
    1. a.
      used about things other than clothes, for example expressions
      The boys all sported cheeky smiles.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] old-fashioned to play happily
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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