Definition of 'champion'
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He chose the services and became a champion boxer. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Twenty years in which the causes she championed still benefit from the stardust she sprinkled. The Sun (2017)Just who is this driver poised to become world champion in his 11th season of trying? Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is how you become champions, little things. The Sun (2016)But today its dignity was restored when the sport of sumo honoured its first homegrown champion for 19 years. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They are playing like champions. The Sun (2016)Congrats on being Olympic rowing champion! The Sun (2016)The reigning Wimbledon champion has recounted a spooky episode in which he once awoke to find a hotel maid stroking his arm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I mention that the pressure is on England as defending champions. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This week's game is a clash from Moscow between two former world champions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ennis is the world heptathlon champion and already a household name. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You can imagine the thoughts that ran through our heads as the defending champion disappeared from view. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was stripped of his official posts as he increasingly championed democratic reform. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The other obvious innovation is to invite the defending champions along as well. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They rallied to the cause of their champion. Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France (2006)The ageing fighter comes out of retirement to take on the reigning heavyweight champion. The Sun (2015)Two are playing to be champions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Leave that to the likes of champions such as Nina. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The undisputed champion of the world brutally demolished the raw challenger's resistance within two rounds. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As a 15-year-old he was a champion swimmer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You want to be a world champion and fight in Vegas. The Sun (2015)Direct producers would have an undistinguished career, although they had their champions for many years. PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)Spain may not have reached the heights they did in becoming world and European champions. The Sun (2012)As he flew into sharp corners, it seemed the defending champion had taken leave of his senses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This week he proclaimed modestly that he was going to become heavyweight champion and then the world's leading promoter. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The world champion insists he would walk away from his 8million deal over the issue that has split the sport. The Sun (2010)They have been rewarded by a former champion determined to prove himself and if they needed any evidence, it is in the neck. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In a pleasing aside, she was also a champion synchronised swimmer in her youth). Times, Sunday Times (2012)She followed this with another six maximum scores, to become the youngest female Olympic champion of all time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The new tenants' champion is already spoiling for a fight with landlords, ministers and millions of potential clients. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now I have a realistic chance of being an Olympic champion. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: champion /ˈtʃæmpɪən/ NOUN
A champion is someone who has won the first prize in a competition.
...a former Olympic champion.
- American English: champion
- Arabic: بَطَل competition
- Brazilian Portuguese: campeão
- Chinese: 冠军
- Croatian: šampion
- Czech: mistr
- Danish: mester
- Dutch: kampioen
- European Spanish: campeón
- Finnish: mestari
- French: champion
- German: Sieger
- Greek: πρωταθλητής
- Italian: campione
- Japanese: 優勝者
- Korean: 챔피언
- Norwegian: mester
- Polish: mistrz
- European Portuguese: campeão
- Romanian: campion
- Russian: чемпион
- Spanish: campeón
- Swedish: mästare
- Thai: ผู้ชนะเลิศ
- Turkish: şampiyon
- Ukrainian: чемпіон
- Vietnamese: nhà vô địch
British English: champion VERB
If you champion a person, a cause, or a principle, you support or defend them.
He passionately championed the poor.
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