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blood sport

n.
A sport involving bloodshed, such as cockfighting.

blood sport

n
(Hunting) any sport involving the killing of an animal, esp hunting

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n.
any sport involving killing or the shedding of blood, as bullfighting, cockfighting, or hunting.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood sport - sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
bullfighting, tauromachy - the activity at a bullfight
cockfighting - participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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Humane Society International UK director Claire Bass said: "We welcome the fact that Mrs May has recognised that bloodsports such as fox hunting are at odds with the expectations of the voting public.
BLOODSPORTS fan Theresa May's continued support for fox hunting reveals a cruel streak in a traditional Tory who is out of touch with modern Britain.
But Sir Ranulph, 72, the first man to reach the North and South poles, says the majority of Brits - 84%, according to a poll this week - are against bloodsports.
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Fortunately, Brett Anderson's band have higher ambitions than that, dedicating a third of their taut 90-minute set to new album Bloodsports, with songs including Snowblind and Barriers more than holding their own.
They've got off their backsides and released a fine new album, Bloodsports.
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SUEDE BLOODSPORTS WITH an arsenal of spidery guitar lines and sweeping melodies, it would seem Suede have referred back to their finest 1990s material for Bloodsports, the quintet's first album in 10 years.
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Director Andrew Tyler said: "The Government is applying an irrational double standard to bloodsports in banning hunting with dogs whilst cosying up to the pro-shoot lobby.
As for Ms Hoey saying that she wants to get city people involved in the countryside, let me just remind her that the majority of shooters and hunters are already town and city dwellers, so where does she get the idea that shooters and bloodsports enthusiasts are just country folk?
SIR - Mair Hughes (letters, March 7) asks how many jobs will be lost in my constituency by the bloodsports ban.