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What word does your mother always say?
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.
Croquet tournaments that were
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
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