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push·up

or push-up  (po͝osh′ŭp′)
n.
An exercise for strengthening arm muscles performed by lying face down with the palms on the floor and pushing the body up and down with the arms.
adj.
Being a bra designed to press the breasts upward and toward the center of the chest.
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Noun1.pushup - an arm exercise performed lying face to the floor and pushing the body up and down with the armspushup - an arm exercise performed lying face to the floor and pushing the body up and down with the arms
arm exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the arm muscles
widegrip pushup - a pushup with the arms widely separated
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Translations

pushup, push-up

n flexión f (de brazos), lagartija (esp. Mex)
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Pushup. Assume a traditional pushup position with hands at shoulder width.
After a brief rest while feedback on pushup performance was provided, a similar approach was used to assess performance on the sit-up event.
Start by facing your partner while both of you are in the pushup position.
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Wide Pushup: Do a standard pushup, but with your hands wider than shoulder- width apart.