Definition of sport verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sport

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//spɔːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spɔːrt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sport
    BrE BrE//spɔːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spɔːrt//
     
    he / she / it sports
    BrE BrE//spɔːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spɔːrts//
     
    past simple sported
    BrE BrE//ˈspɔːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɔːrtɪd//
     
    past participle sported
    BrE BrE//ˈspɔːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɔːrtɪd//
     
    -ing form sporting
    BrE BrE//ˈspɔːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɔːrtɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[transitive] sport something to have or wear something in a proud way synonym wear to sport a beard She was sporting a T-shirt with the company's logo on it.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (literary) to play in a happy and lively way See related entries: Happiness
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘pastime, entertainment’): shortening of disport.
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