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English definition of “athletic”

athletic

adjective uk   /æθˈlet.ɪk/ us    /-ˈlet̬-/
B2 strong, healthy, and good at sports: She looks very athletic.Fit and healthy [before noun] relating to athletes or the sport of athletics: This college has a long tradition of athletic excellence.Athletics
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