champion

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtʃæmpiən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtʃæmpiən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(champē ən)


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champion

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [American, world, Olympic] champion
  2. the [reigning, defending, outgoing, new] champion
  3. the world champion of [Formula 1, tennis, chess]
  4. are the champions of the world
  5. The champion was [defeated, outclassed, outplayed].
  6. The champion [beat, defeated, fought] the challenger.
  7. has been the champion [since 2010, for 3 years]
  8. has been [declared, named, announced] (world) champion
  9. has always been a champion of the [poor, cause]
  10. a champion for [free speech, animal rights]
v
  1. champion [a cause, the measure, his policy, the decision]
  2. champion the [rights, efforts, initiatives] of
  3. champion the cause of [freedom, liberty, democracy]
  4. champion [social, environmental, health] causes
  5. champion [human, animal] rights
  6. champion for the [weak, poor]
  7. championed by the [president, minister, public, press]
  8. championed for [years, decades, generations]
n as adj
  1. is a champion [athlete, player, team, writer, artist]
  2. is the [world, European] champion athlete
adj
  1. UK: what a champion [idea, breakfast]!
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