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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sport, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sported; p. pr. & vb. n. Sporting.]
 1. To play; to frolic; to wanton.
 [Fish], sporting with quick glance,
 Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold.   --Milton.
 2. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
 3. To trifle. “He sports with his own life.”
 4. Bot. & Zool. To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; -- said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See Sport, n., 6.
 Syn: -- To play; frolic; game; wanton.