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General words relating to sports and games

caxirola

noun

an object used by football fans which makes a rattling sound when shaken

Paralympic

adjective

relating to or taking part in the Paralympic Games

vuvuzela

a long plastic horn that makes a very loud noise, blown by fans at football matches in South Africa

sport

noun

sports in general

game

noun

a type of sport

support

verb

to like a particular sports team and to encourage them to win, especially by going to see their matches

spectator sport

noun

a sport that a lot of people enjoy watching

extreme sport

noun

a sport or activity that is exciting and dangerous, for example bungee jumping, white-water rafting, or base jumping

law

noun

a rule in sport

away

adjective

an away game or match is one in which a team goes to their opponents’ ground to play. A home game is one in which a team plays in its own ground.

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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