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exercise

noun
 
 
/ˈeksəsaɪz/
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY [C, U] A2 physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy: Swimming is my favourite form of exercise. Let's do some stretching exercises to start with.Exercising and training
TEST [C] A2 a piece of written work that helps you learn something: For your homework, please do exercise 3 on page 24.Exams, tests and exercises
ACTIVITY WITH PURPOSE [C] A2 an activity that is intended to achieve a particular thing: The whole point of the exercise was to get people to share their ideas. a team-building exercise.Using and misusing
MILITARY [C] a set of actions that a group of soldiers do to practise their skills: The cadets are out on military exercises.Military training and ceremonies
USE [U] formal the use of something such as a power or rightUsing and misusing
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