abs Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “abs” in the English Dictionary

"abs" in British English

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absnoun [plural]

uk   us   /æbz/ informal
→  abdominals : exercises to ​tone/​build up ​your abs

ABSnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˌeɪ.biːˈes/
abbreviation foranti-lockbrakingsystem: a brakefitted to some ​roadvehicles that ​prevents skidding (= ​uncontrolledsliding) by ​reducing the ​effects of ​stoppingsuddenly
(Definition of abs from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ABS" in Business English

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uk   us   TRANSPORT
abbreviation for American Bureau of Shipping: an ​organization that sets ​standards for the ​building of ​ships and for ​safety in the shippingindustry: The ABS must ​approve every ​stage of a new vessel's ​life, from ​design to sea ​trials.
(Definition of ABS from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abs”
in Spanish Abdominales…
in Vietnamese cơ bụng…
in Malaysian otot abdomen…
in Thai กล้ามหน้าท้อง…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腹肌…
in Indonesian otot perut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腹肌…
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