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Baiting Tactic Divides Fishing Community
A fishing technique known as "yo-yoing" -- stuffing a bait fish with lead weight so it will sink to the ocean's bottom where big stripers lie -- has stirred a debate about sportsmanship in a Massachusetts fishing community.
1 [C] a game, competition or activity needing physical effort and skill that is played or done according to rules, for enjoyment and/or as a job:
Football, cricket and hockey are all team sports.
I enjoy winter sports like skiing and skating.
2 [U] UK all types of physical activity which people do to keep healthy or for enjoyment:
She used to do/play a lot of sport when she was younger.
3 [U] OLD-FASHIONED fun or enjoyment
sporting Show phonetics
1 relating to sports:
The Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world.
2 OLD-FASHIONED showing fairness and respect towards an opposing team or player
adjective [before noun]
relating to sport:
It's the school sports day on Monday.
sportsman Show phonetics
1 a man who plays sport, especially well
2 someone who plays sport in a way that shows respect and fairness towards the opposing player or team:
He'll be remembered both as a brilliant footballer and as a true sportsman.
behaving in a fair and respectful way towards the opposing team or player when playing sport
when you behave in a fair and respectful way towards the opposing team or player when playing sport
someone who plays sport, especially well:
He was voted Sportsperson of the Year.
a woman who plays sport, especially well:
a famous/keen/talented sportswoman
1 describes someone who enjoys sport and is good at it:
Guy wasn't really the sporty type.
2 describes clothes that are bright and informal, often looking like the type of clothes that you could wear for sports
3 A sporty car is a fast low car, often for two people only.
noun [U] (ALSO competency) ━━ n. 能力, 資格; 権能［限］; 十分な資産; 【言】言語能力.
the ability to do something well:
Her competence as a teacher is unquestionable.
He reached a reasonable level of competence in his English.
NOTE: The opposite is incompetence.
able to do something well:
a competent secretary/horse-rider/cook
I wouldn't say he was brilliant but he is competent at his job.
NOTE: The opposite is incompetent.
I thought she played the role very competently.