Defending champions

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Definition

the defending champions: the champions who currently hold the title
noun

to defend a championship, title: to (try to) win a game or title and remain champions
idiom

to defend (sthg, against sthg): to protect, to support, to guard (sthg, against sthg)
verb

Examples

  • "Now they're the defending champions."
  • "It looks like he's in a good position to defend his championship at the French Open, Roland Garros, next month."

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