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backstroke

noun [S or U] uk   /ˈbæk.strəʊk/ us    /-stroʊk/
a way of swimming in which you lie on your back and move one arm and then the other straight behind you so that they pass the sides of your head, while kicking with your legs: Can you do backstroke?Swimming
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