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English definition of “athlete”

athlete

noun [C]     /ˈæθ.liːt/
B1 a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events: He became a professional athlete at the age of 16. She has the build of an athlete.AthleticsCompetitors and participants in sports and games
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