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make sport of (someone or something)

To ridicule, mock, or tease someone or something; to make fun of someone or something. I really don't appreciate you making sport of my disability like that. Don't make sport of your sister—you know how sensitive she can be!
See also: make, of, sport

spectator sport

1. A sport that is watched by an audience, such as football or baseball. My favorite spectator sport is ice hockey, what's yours?
2. By extension, something other than sports that people watch without participating in. The Democratic and Republican National Conventions turn the presidential election into a spectator sport. Gym class is not a spectator sport! Stand up and start participating.
See also: sport

(a) good sport

someone who can accept a loss in a competition or can accept being the butt of a joke. Bob is usually a good sport, but this time he didn't seem to appreciate your joke.
See also: good, sport

make fun of someone or something

to ridicule someone or something. Are you making fun of me? I am making fun of your hat.
See also: fun, make, of

sport of kings

horse racing. The sport of kings has sure impoverished a lot of commoners.
See also: king, of, sport

sport with someone or something

to tease or play with someone or something. What a tease you are! You are just sporting with me! The dog was sporting with a turtle down by the stream.
See also: sport

make fun of

Also, poke fun at; make sport of. Mock, ridicule, as in The girls made fun of Mary's shoes, or They poked fun at Willie's haircut, or I wish you wouldn't make sport of the new boy. The first term dates from the early 1700s, the second from the mid-1800s, and the third from the early 1500s.
See also: fun, make, of

the sport of kings

horse racing.
See also: king, of, sport

be a (good) ˈsport

(informal) be generous, cheerful and pleasant, especially in a difficult situation: She’s a good sport.Go on, be a sport (= used when asking somebody to do something for you).
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n. friend; chum. (A term of address.) Well, sport, looks like we have a little problem here.

make fun of

To mock; ridicule.
See also: fun, make, of
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It takes a good deal to daunt the New York dancing man, but the invasion of the floor by Bill and the Good Sport undoubtedly caused a profound and even painful sensation.
He was thus enabled to keep the Good Sport from falling and to assist Heinrich to rise from the morass of glasses, knives, and pats of butter in which he was wallowing.
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