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gymnasticsgym‧nas‧tics /dʒɪmˈnæstɪks/ ●●○ noun  1 DSO[uncountable] a sport involving physical exercises and movements that need skill, strength, and control, and that are often performed in competitions a gymnastics display We don’t do gymnastics at school.GRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?In this meaning, gymnastics is followed by a singular verb: Gymnastics is one of the most popular Olympic events.2 mental/intellectual/moral gymnastics3 verbal/linguistic gymnasticsgymnastic adjective The girls went through their gymnastic routine.
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gymnasticsKorbut was a gymnastics gold medalist.Myrtle has always been interested in sport and gymnastics and first started Medau work eighteen years ago.Budding gymnastics champions will have somewhere new to practise their talents from in Aylesbury.She was at the heart of the Karolyi gymnastics machine, eyeing the slightest flaws with remarkable ability.As though somewhere, in a particularly lonely part of the world, there is betting on rhythmic gymnastics.Dance technique is more embracing than that for any other physical activity such as sports, gymnastics, athletics and so on.At this time of day, the gymnastics equipment was out on the mats, and anyone could use it.The champ in that category would have to be John Tesh, who is supplementing his singing career with gymnastics coverage.
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