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semi-professionalˌsemi-proˈfessional, semiprofessional /ˌsemiprəˈfeʃənəl◂/ (also semi-pro American English informal) adjective  DSBOa semi-professional sports player, musician etc is paid for doing a sport, playing music etc, but does not do it as their main job a semiprofessional boxersemi-professional (also semi-pro informal American English) noun [countable]
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semi-professionala semipro boxerThe regional championships last six months but most of the participants are minor, semi-professional clubs with no hope of winning.But even the less dedicated of us, public and semi-professional, I think you could say that of us all really.Once again, the league structure was to change, and the formation of a semi-professional super-league of five divisions was announced.A modicum of semi-professional training defines the role as putting into practice a set of ideals inculcated in that training.
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