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English definition of “gymnastics”

gymnastics

noun [U]     /dʒɪmˈnæs.tɪks/
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 team figurative Legal arguments require incredible mental / verbal gymnastics (= the ability to think / speak cleverly and quickly ).Gymnastics gymnastic     /-tɪk/ adjective [before noun] B2 a gymnastic display Gymnastics
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