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kung fu(kŭng′ fo͞o′, ko͝ong′, go͝ong′)
Any of various Chinese martial arts, especially those forms in which sharp blows and kicks are applied to pressure points on the body of an opponent.
[Mandarin gōngfu, skill, art, labor, from Middle Chinese kəwŋ fuə̆, cultivation of the spirit : kəwŋ, work, labor + fuə̆, to support, assist.]
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kung fu(ˈkʌŋ ˈfuː)
(Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) any of various Chinese martial arts, some focusing on unarmed combat, others involving the use of weapons
[from Chinese: skill, accomplishment]
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kung fu(ˈkʌŋ ˈfu, ˈkʊŋ)
a Chinese martial art based on the use of fluid movements of the arms and legs.
[1965–70; < Chinese]
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kung fu- From Chinese words translating to "merit master" or "one who is highly skilled."
See also related terms for skilled.
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kung fu[ˈkʌŋˈfuː] N → kung fu m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Kung-Fu nt; kung fu film or movie (esp US) → Kung-Fu-Film m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
kung fu[ˈkʌŋˈfuː] n → kung fu m
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