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weight·lift·ing

 (wāt′lĭf′tĭng)
n.
The lifting of heavy weights in a prescribed manner as an exercise or in athletic competition.
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weightlifting

(ˈweɪtˌlɪftɪŋ)
n
(Weightlifting) the sport of lifting barbells of specified weights in a prescribed manner for competition or exercise
ˈweightˌlifter n
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weight•lift•ing

(ˈweɪtˌlɪf tɪŋ)

n.
the lifting, pushing, or pulling of weights, esp. free weights, as a conditioning exercise or in a competitive event.
[1895–1900]
weight′lift`er, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weightlifting - bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weightsweightlifting - bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
anaerobic exercise, bodybuilding, muscle building, musclebuilding - exercise that builds muscles through tension
jerk - raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
bench press - a weightlift in which you lie on your back on a bench and press weights upward
clean, clean and jerk - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
military press, press - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
snatch - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
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Translations
رَفْع أثْقالرَفْعُ الَأثْقَال
vzpírání
vægtløftning
painonnosto
dizanje utega
súlyemelés
重量挙げ
역도
vzpieranie
dviganje uteži
tyngdlyftning
การยกน้ำหนัก
môn cử tạ

weightlifting

[ˈweɪtˌlɪftɪŋ] Nlevantamiento m de pesas, halterofilia f
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weightlifting

[ˈweɪtˌlɪftɪŋ] nsollevamento pesi, pesistica
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weigh

(wei) verb
1. to find the heaviness of (something) by placing it on a scale. He weighed himself on the bathroom scales; You must have your luggage weighed at the airport.
2. to be equal to in heaviness. This parcel weighs one kilo; How much / What does this box weigh?
3. to be a heavy burden to. She was weighed down with two large suitcases.
weight (weit) noun
1. the amount which a person or thing weighs. He's put on a lot of weight (= got much fatter) over the years.
2. a piece of metal etc of a standard weight. seven-pound weight.
3. a heavy object, especially one for lifting as a sport. He lifts weights to develop his muscles.
4. burden; load. You have taken a weight off my mind.
5. importance. Her opinion carries a lot of weight.
verb
1. to attach, or add, a weight or weights to. The plane is weighted at the nose so that it balances correctly in flight.
2. to hold down by attaching weights. They weighted the balloon to prevent it from flying away.
ˈweightless adjective
not affected by the earth's gravity pull. The astronauts became weightless on going into orbit round the earth.
ˈweightlessness noun
ˈweighty adjective
1. important. a weighty reason.
2. heavy.
ˈweightily adverb
ˈweightiness noun
ˈweighing-machine noun
a (public) machine for weighing people, loads etc; a scale. I weighed myself on the weighing-machine at the railway station.
ˈweightlifting noun
the sport of lifting weights.
weigh anchor
to lift a ship's anchor in preparation for sailing.
weigh in to find one's weight before a fight, after a horse-race etc ( ˈweigh-in) noun
weigh out
to measure out by weighing. He weighed out six kilos of sand.
weigh up
to calculate, estimate; to consider. He weighed up his chances of success.
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weightlifting

رَفْعُ الَأثْقَال vzpírání vægtløftning Gewichtheben άρση βαρών halterofilia painonnosto haltérophilie dizanje utega sollevamento pesi 重量挙げ 역도 gewichtheffen vektløfting podnoszenie ciężarów halterofilismo, levantamento de peso тяжелая атлетика tyngdlyftning การยกน้ำหนัก ağırlık kaldırma môn cử tạ 举重
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weightlifting

n levantamiento de pesas, (el) levantar pesas, (in competition) halterofilia; — belt cinturón de levantamiento
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