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ski

noun [C] uk   /skiː/ ( plural skis) us  
B1 one of a pair of long, flat narrow pieces of wood or plastic, which curve up at the front, and are fastened to boots so that the wearer can move quickly and easily over snow: a pair of skis ski boots a ski club/resort
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ski

verb [I or T] uk   /skiː/ us  
B1 to move over snow on skis: He skied down the hill. Let's go skiing.
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Translations of “ski”
in Korean 스키…
in Arabic مِزْلَجَة…
in French ski…
in Turkish kayak…
in Italian sci…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滑雪板…
in Russian лыжа…
in Polish narta…
in Spanish esquí…
in Portuguese esqui…
in German der Ski…
in Catalan esquí…
in Japanese スキー板…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滑雪板…
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