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water ski

or water·ski (wô′tər-skē′, wŏt′ər-)
n.
A broad ski used for skiing on water while being towed by a motorboat.

wa′ter-ski′ v.
wa′ter-ski′er n.
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water-ski

n
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a type of ski used for planing or gliding over water
vb, -skis, -skiing, -skied or -ski'd
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (intr) to ride over water on a water-ski or water-skis while holding a rope towed by a speedboat
ˈwater-ˌskier n
ˈwater-ˌskiing n
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wa′ter ski`


n.
a ski on which to water-ski, designed to plane over water: it is shorter and broader than the ski used on snow.
[1930–35]

wa′ter-ski`



v.i. -skied, -ski•ing.
to plane over water on water skis by grasping a towing rope pulled by a speedboat.
wa′ter-ski`er, n.
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water-ski


Past participle: water-skied/water-ski'd
Gerund: water-skiing

Imperative
water-ski
water-ski
Present
I water-ski
you water-ski
he/she/it water-skis
we water-ski
you water-ski
they water-ski
Preterite
I water-skied/water-ski'd
you water-skied/water-ski'd
he/she/it water-skied/water-ski'd
we water-skied/water-ski'd
you water-skied/water-ski'd
they water-skied/water-ski'd
Present Continuous
I am water-skiing
you are water-skiing
he/she/it is water-skiing
we are water-skiing
you are water-skiing
they are water-skiing
Present Perfect
I have water-skied/water-ski'd
you have water-skied/water-ski'd
he/she/it has water-skied/water-ski'd
we have water-skied/water-ski'd
you have water-skied/water-ski'd
they have water-skied/water-ski'd
Past Continuous
I was water-skiing
you were water-skiing
he/she/it was water-skiing
we were water-skiing
you were water-skiing
they were water-skiing
Past Perfect
I had water-skied/water-ski'd
you had water-skied/water-ski'd
he/she/it had water-skied/water-ski'd
we had water-skied/water-ski'd
you had water-skied/water-ski'd
they had water-skied/water-ski'd
Future
I will water-ski
you will water-ski
he/she/it will water-ski
we will water-ski
you will water-ski
they will water-ski
Future Perfect
I will have water-skied/water-ski'd
you will have water-skied/water-ski'd
he/she/it will have water-skied/water-ski'd
we will have water-skied/water-ski'd
you will have water-skied/water-ski'd
they will have water-skied/water-ski'd
Future Continuous
I will be water-skiing
you will be water-skiing
he/she/it will be water-skiing
we will be water-skiing
you will be water-skiing
they will be water-skiing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been water-skiing
you have been water-skiing
he/she/it has been water-skiing
we have been water-skiing
you have been water-skiing
they have been water-skiing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been water-skiing
you will have been water-skiing
he/she/it will have been water-skiing
we will have been water-skiing
you will have been water-skiing
they will have been water-skiing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been water-skiing
you had been water-skiing
he/she/it had been water-skiing
we had been water-skiing
you had been water-skiing
they had been water-skiing
Conditional
I would water-ski
you would water-ski
he/she/it would water-ski
we would water-ski
you would water-ski
they would water-ski
Past Conditional
I would have water-skied/water-ski'd
you would have water-skied/water-ski'd
he/she/it would have water-skied/water-ski'd
we would have water-skied/water-ski'd
you would have water-skied/water-ski'd
they would have water-skied/water-ski'd
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Translations

water-ski

[ˈwɔːtəskiː] VIesquiar en el agua
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

water-ski

[ˈwɔːtəˌskiː] vipraticare lo sci d'acqua or acquatico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

water

(ˈwoːtə) noun
a colourless, transparent liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen, having no taste or smell, which turns to steam when boiled and to ice when frozen. She drank two glasses of water; `Are you going swimming in the sea?' `No, the water's too cold'; Each bedroom in the hotel is supplied with hot and cold running water; (also adjective) The plumber had to turn off the water supply in order to repair the pipe; transport by land and water.
verb
1. to supply with water. He watered the plants.
2. (of the mouth) to produce saliva. His mouth watered at the sight of all the food.
3. (of the eyes) to fill with tears. The dense smoke made his eyes water.
ˈwaters noun plural
a body of water such as the sea, a river etc. the stormy waters of the bay.
ˈwatery adjective
1. like water; diluted. a watery fluid.
2. (of eyes) full of fluid eg because of illness, cold winds etc.
3. (of a colour) pale. eyes of a watery blue.
ˈwateriness noun

water boatman

a water insect with oarlike back legs that propel it through the water.
ˈwaterborne adjective
carried or transmitted by water. Typhoid is a waterborne disease.
ˈwater-closet noun
(abbreviation WC (dabljuˈsiː) ) a lavatory.
ˈwater-colour noun
a type of paint which is thinned with water instead of with oil.
ˈwatercress noun
a herb which grows in water and is often used in salads.
ˈwaterfall noun
a natural fall of water from a height such as a rock or a cliff.
ˈwaterfowl noun or noun plural
a bird or birds which live on or beside water.
ˈwaterfront noun
that part of a town etc which faces the sea or a lake. He lives on the waterfront.
ˈwaterhole noun
a spring or other place where water can be found in a desert or other dry country. The elephant drank from the waterhole.
ˈwatering-can noun
a container used when watering plants.
water level
the level of the surface of a mass of water. The water level in the reservoir is sinking/rising.
ˈwaterlilyplural ˈwaterlilies noun
a water plant with broad flat floating leaves.
ˈwaterlogged adjective
(of ground) soaked in water.
water main
a large underground pipe carrying a public water supply.
ˈwater-melon
a type of melon with green skin and red flesh.
ˈwaterproof adjective
not allowing water to soak through. waterproof material.
noun
a coat made of waterproof material. She was wearing a waterproof.
verb
to make (material) waterproof.
ˈwatershed noun
an area of high land from which rivers flow in different directions into different basins.
ˈwater-skiing noun
the sport of skiing on water, towed by a motor-boat.
ˈwater-ski verb
ˈwatertight adjective
made in such a way that water cannot pass through.
water vapour
water in the form of a gas, produced by evaporation.
ˈwaterway noun
a channel, eg a canal or river, along which ships can sail.
ˈwaterwheel noun
a wheel moved by water to work machinery etc.
ˈwaterworks noun singular or plural
a place in which water is purified and stored before distribution to an area.
hold water
to be convincing. His explanation won't hold water.
in(to) deep water
in(to) trouble or danger. I got into deep water during that argument.
water down
to dilute. This milk has been watered down.
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