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any sport in which physical contact between players is an accepted part of play, as football, boxing, or hockey.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Football is a
, and players understand the risk of injury when they decide to play.
gives rise to as many serious brain injuries as football does.
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, remained haughtily and expensively cloistered.
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as everyone tried to take home pink flamingos.
Although football is a
that will always involve some risk, safety equipment can help reduce injuries.
Second impact syndrome: a risk in any
He has suffered from headaches and depression, is under medical care, and can never play a
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