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weightliftingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈweɪtˌlɪf·tɪŋ/
the ​activity of ​liftingheavybars to ​strengthen the ​muscles, either for ​exercise or in a ​competition
weightlifter
noun [C]  us   /ˈweɪtˌlɪf·tər/
The 5-foot-9, 200-pound weightlifter had a Superman ​logo tattooed on his ​leftarm.
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weightliftingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈweɪtˌlɪf.tɪŋ/  us   /ˈweɪtˌlɪf.tɪŋ/
the ​activity of ​liftingheavyobjects either as a ​sport or for ​exercise
weightlifter
noun [C] uk   /ˈweɪtˌlɪf.tər/  us   /ˈweɪtˌlɪf.tɚ/
(Definition of weightlifting from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “weightlifting”
in Arabic رَفع الأثقال…
in Korean 역도…
in Portuguese levantamento de pesos, halterofilismo…
in Catalan halterofília, aixecament de pesos…
in Japanese 重量挙げ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 举重…
in Chinese (Traditional) 舉重…
in Italian sollevamento pesi…
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