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A Japanese form of wrestling in which a competitor loses if forced from the ring or if any part of his body except the soles of his feet touches the ground.
[Japanese sumō : su, mutually + mō, to rush at.]
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(Wrestling) the national style of wrestling of Japan, the object of which is to force one's opponent to touch the ground with any part of his body except the soles of his feet or to step out of the ring
[from Japanese sumō]
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a form of wrestling in Japan in which a contestant wins by forcing his opponent out of the ring or by causing him to touch the ground with any part of his body other than the soles of his feet, contestants usu. being men of great height and weight.
[1895–1900; < Japanese sumō, earlier suma(f)u to wrestle]
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|Noun||1.||sumo - a Japanese form of wrestling; you lose if you are forced out of a small ring or if any part of your body (other than your feet) touches the ground|
sport - the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
rassling, wrestling, grappling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
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1. (Sport) (also sumo wrestling) → sumo m
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sumo[ˈsuːməʊ] sumo wrestling n → sumo m inv
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