From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchampionshipcham‧pi‧on‧ship /ˈtʃæmpiənʃɪp/ ●●● W3 noun 1 [countable] (also championships [plural])COMPETITION a competition to find which player, team etc is the best in a particular sport the women’s figure skating championships Greece won the European Championship.2 [countable]COMPETITION the position or period of being a champion SYN title Warwickshire are the current holders of the cricket championship.3 [uncountable + of] writtenSUPPORT A PERSON, GROUP, OR PLAN the act of championing something or someoneCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + championship the world championship29 nations competed in the world championship.the national championshipthe Canadian National Championshipthe British/European etc championshipThe team failed to qualify for the European international championshipIt was the final game of the international championship.a golf/swimming/tennis championshipthe Women's Golf Championshipthe League championship (=for a particular group of teams or players)the Football League Championshipverbswin/take the championshipHe won three national championships at Oklahoma.lose the championshipWe lost the championship on the last day.hold the championshipThe championships are being held next Sunday at the San Jose Arena.a championship takes placeThe world indoor athletics championships took place in Canada.NOUN + championshipa championship game/matchHe was playing in his first championship game of the season.a championship raceShe was well ahead in the championship race.a championship series (=a number of competitions)the American League Championship seriesthe championship finalsHis team lost in the European Championship Finals.a championship title (=the position of being the champion in a sports competition)He's trying to hold onto his world championship title.
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championshipGeorgetown was the victim of an inspired underdog when the Hoyas met Big East rival Villanova in the 1985 championship.It is a championship for high-performance mass-produced cars which are sold in the United States.Last year they won the national college basketball championship.The Raiders have been on the decline since their last Super Bowl championship, 13 years ago.The sixth game of the World Chess Championship will be broadcast tonight on Channel 6.Manchester United are determined that if they win their first championship for 25 years the celebrations will be in front of their own supporters.At 17, he was the youngest player to win the Men's Tennis Championship.I haven't led the championship this year so I haven't had to think about defending a lead.They both say the championships are a good idea.Can she win the championship again this year?The championships have the full backing of Durham County Cricket Club.Gutierrez said he has a plan he hopes will carry him through to his first world championship.The International Squash Rackets Federation will introduce random drug testing at next year's world championships.