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sit-up

(sĭt′ŭp′)
n.
A physical exercise in which one uses the abdominal muscles to raise the torso from a supine to a sitting position and then lies back down again without moving the legs.

sit′-up`



n.
an exercise in which a person lies flat on the back, lifts the torso to a sitting position, and then lies flat again without changing the position of the legs: formerly done with the legs straight but now usu. done with the knees bent.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sit-up - a stomach exercise in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leveragesit-up - a stomach exercise in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leverage
stomach exercise, tummy crunch - an exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles
Translations

sit-up

[ˈsɪtʌp] Nabdominal m

sit-up

n (Sport) → Sit-up m; to do sit-upsSit-ups machen

sit-up

n ejercicio abdominal, abdominal m (fam)
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