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boxing

noun [U] uk   /ˈbɒk.sɪŋ/ us    /ˈbɑːk-/
B1 a sport in which two competitors fight by hitting each other with their hands: Many doctors believe that boxing is too dangerous and should be banned. He's a former world heavyweight boxing champion.
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in Korean 권투…
in Arabic مُلاكَمة…
in Portuguese boxe, pugilismo…
in Catalan boxa…
in Japanese ボクシング…
in Italian boxe, pugilato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拳撃運動…
in Russian бокс…
in Turkish boks sporu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拳击运动…
in Polish boks…
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