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sumo wrestling

noun [U] uk   /ˌsuː.məʊˈres.lɪŋ/ us    /-moʊ-/
a style of wrestling (= a fighting sport) originally from Japan, in which each man tries to defeat the other either by pushing him outside of a special ring or by forcing him to touch the ground with a part of his body other than the bottom part of the foot
sumo wrestler
noun [C] uk   /ˈsuː.məʊˌres.lər/ us    /-moʊˌres.lɚ/
Translations of “sumo wrestling”
in Korean 쓰모 레슬링…
in Arabic مُصارعة السومو (رِياضة يابانِيّة)…
in Portuguese sumô…
in Catalan sumo…
in Japanese 相撲(すもう)…
in Italian lotta di sumo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 相撲(運動)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相扑(运动)…
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