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General words relating to sports and games - thesaurus

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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

noun

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

sport

noun

British 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

British 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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away

adverb

if a sports team plays away, they go to their opponents’ ground to play a game. If they play in their own ground, they play at home

contact sport

noun

a sport such as rugby, boxing, or American football in which the players have strong or violent physical contact with each other

friendly

adjective

a friendly game is not part of a competition but is played for fun or to practise skills

in hand

British if a player or team has a game in hand, they have played one game less than an opponent

Olympic

adjective

relating to the Olympic Games

pickup

adjective

American a pickup game is played by a group of people who do not always know each other, but suddenly decide they want to play together

preseason

adjective

relating to the time before the season for a particular sport begins

rattle

noun

British a wooden object that you turn to make a loud knocking noise, especially at a football match

return

adjective

a return match, game etc is the second one that is played between two opponents or teams

sporting

adjective

relating to sport, or used in sport

sports

noun

relating to sports, or involved in sports

zero-sum game

noun

a situation in which one person can win only what another person loses

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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