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gymnastics

noun [U] uk   /dʒɪmˈnæs.tɪks/ us  
B1 physical exercises and activities performed inside, often using equipment such as bars and ropes, intended to increase the body's strength and the ability to move and bend easily: the US women's gymnastics teamfigurative Legal arguments require incredible mental/verbal gymnastics (= the ability to think/speak cleverly and quickly).
gymnastic
adjective [before noun] uk   /-tɪk/ us  
B2 a gymnastic display
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