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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 team figurative Legal arguments require incredible mental/verbal gymnastics (= the ability to think/speak cleverly and quickly).
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gymnastic
adjective [before noun] uk   /-tɪk/ us  
B2 a gymnastic display
Translations of “gymnastics”
in Korean 체조…
in Arabic جُمْباز…
in Portuguese ginástica…
in Catalan gimnàstica…
in Japanese 器械体操, 体操…
in Italian ginnastica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 體操, 體操訓練…
in Russian гимнастика…
in Turkish jimnastik oyunları/sporları yarışması…
in Chinese (Simplified) 体操, 体操训练…
in Polish gimnastyka…
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