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free·style

 (frē′stīl′)
n.
1.
a. A rapid swimming stroke consisting of alternating overarm strokes and a flutter kick; the crawl.
b. A swimming event or leg of an event in which the contestants may choose any stroke.
2. A competition, as in figure skating, skiing, or surfing, in which any maneuver or movement is allowed and competitors are judged on their artistic expression, acrobatic skill, and athleticism.
3. A style of wrestling in which all noninjurious holds or tactics are permitted.

free′style′ adv. & adj.
free′styl′er n.

freestyle

(ˈfriːˌstaɪl)
n
1. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a competition or race, as in swimming, in which each participant may use a style of his or her choice instead of a specified style
2. (Wrestling)
a. an amateur style of wrestling with an agreed set of rules
b. Also called: all-in wrestling a style of professional wrestling with no internationally agreed set of rules
3. (Skiing) a series of acrobatics performed in skiing, etc
4. (Individual Sports, other than specified) (as modifier): a freestyle event.

free•style

(ˈfriˌstaɪl)

n.
1.
a. a swimming competition in which any of the standard strokes may be used.
b. the crawl.
2. a performance or routine intended to demonstrate an individual's special skills or style, as in figure skating or gymnastics.
[1930–35]
free′styl`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freestyle - a race (as in swimming) in which each contestant has a free choice of the style to usefreestyle - a race (as in swimming) in which each contestant has a free choice of the style to use
race - a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
Translations
freestylekroolivapaapainivapaauinti
gyorsúszás

freestyle

[ˈfriːstaɪl]
A. N 100 metres freestyle (Swimming) → 100 metros libres
B. CPD freestyle race Ncarrera f de estilo libre
freestyle wrestling Nlucha f libre

freestyle

[ˈfriːstaɪl]
adj [swimming] → libre
freestyle skiing → ski acrobatique
freestyle wrestling → lutte f libre
freestyle event (in swimming)épreuve f libre; (in skiing)épreuve f acrobatique
freestyle champion (in swimming)champion de nage libre
n (= freestyle event) (in swimming)nage f librefree-thinker [ˌfriːˈθɪŋkər] nlibre-penseur/euse m/ffree-to-air [ˌfriːtəˈɛər]
adj [programme, channel] → gratuit(e)
adv [televise] → sur une chaîne gratuitefree trade nlibre-échange mfree-trade zone nzone f franchefree vote nvote m de conscience (sans consigne de vote)

freestyle

[ˈfriːstaɪl] n (in swimming) → stile m libero
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