Definition of 'partisan'
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You feel it from the hugely partisan support the team are receiving, but it is also there in the desire and focus of their team. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You feel it from the hugely partisan support the team are receiving, but it is also there in the desire and focus of their team. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Does she feel that she has become partisan? Times, Sunday Times (2011)And then most neutrals will become partisans for the team that give them more aesthetic pleasure. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have shut out media sources apart from partisan ones. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The important point is not the partisan one. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is a must-win game for them and they will have a partisan weekend crowd supporting them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Masters champion could prove a formidable opponent in front of a loud and partisan home crowd. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was also for decades, the leader of the partisan veterans association. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A group of partisans made him remove his uniform and coat in the middle of winter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Alternatively, guerrilla warfare was also a term applied to the role of irregular troops acting as partisans in support of conventional military operations. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)Fighting as a partisan in the Italian Resistance had formed him. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The next year he married and, soon after, he joined the partisans. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This turned out to be enough to save his life, and it effected an introduction to the partisan group he had originally been assigned to contact. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That was interrupted by war service during which he crossed over from German army lines and went to fight with Italian partisans. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Abroad, SOE agents faced difficult choices over which partisan faction to support. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yes, I had become partisan. The Crossing-Place (1993)
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British English: partisan ADJECTIVE
Someone who is partisan strongly supports a particular person or cause.
He is clearly too partisan to be a referee.
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