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Shave it off or find a new hobby. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Make friends through new interests and hobbies. The Sun (2017)Photography is my favourite hobby. The Sun (2016)I thought they were genuinely interested in me, my hobbies and interests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As well as work experience, highlight your hobbies, interests and any charity work or volunteering. The Sun (2016)His favourite hobby was car surfing, clinging on to the roofs of cars as his friends drove at 50mph. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We just want to enjoy our hobby without harassment. The Sun (2008)They threw the hobby horse into the drink. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They think of music as a hobby that almost anybody can do with minimum training. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What are your interests and hobbies out of work? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The moon will ignite ambitions and a new hobby could turn into a career. The Sun (2010)He listed cartoons and pubs as his hobbies and enjoyed reciting comic verse. Times, Sunday Times (2015)People with hobby horses feel right at home. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Her favourite hobby was to dress incognito and shop for bargains in the town. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then again your idea might grow out of a hobby or interest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some perverse flirtation as a new hobby for when he comes home from work. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)It is his fascination and his hobby horse. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Going to the theatre is one of my favourite hobbies. The Sun (2015)The best way of making new friends is to find new hobbies and interests to share. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In seminary we were cautioned not to beat on a few hobby horses. Christianity Today (2000)He works for pest control and has no interests or hobbies. The Sun (2011)He highlights the absurdities of his new hobby without blithely mocking. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Question Choose an activity or hobby that you are interested in. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Music was a hobby, and then it became a bigger part of my life. The Sun (2013)Her actor boyfriend was quick to give his seal of approval, swapping martial arts for a hobby in photography. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'hobby'
British English: hobby /ˈhɒbɪ/ NOUN
A hobby is something that you enjoy doing in your spare time, for example reading or playing tennis.
My hobbies are music and tennis.
- American English: hobby
- Arabic: هِوَايَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: hobby
- Chinese: 业余爱好
- Croatian: hobi
- Czech: hobby
- Danish: hobby
- Dutch: hobby
- European Spanish: pasatiempo
- Finnish: harrastus
- French: passe-temps
- German: Hobby
- Greek: χόμπι
- Italian: passatempo
- Japanese: 趣味
- Korean: 취미
- Norwegian: hobby
- Polish: hobby
- European Portuguese: hobby
- Romanian: pasiune
- Russian: хобби
- Spanish: pasatiempo
- Swedish: hobby
- Thai: งานอดิเรก
- Turkish: hobi
- Ukrainian: хобі
- Vietnamese: sở thích
Definition of hobby from the Collins English Dictionary
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