American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The lifting of heavy weights in a prescribed manner as an exercise or in athletic competition.
- n. sports A sport in which competitors lift heavy weights in two events: the snatch and the clean and jerk.
- n. A form of exercise in which weights are lifted.
- n. bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
“The reason I stayed in weightlifting is because I really wanted to see if I could lift after surgery.”
“However, encouraging weightlifting is also useful - when force meets an immovable object …”
“And with that as a guide, this week's honor goes to 33-year-old Melanie Roach, who qualified for the USA Olympic team in weightlifting at the trials in Atlanta last weekend eight years after failing to complete the Sydney trials due to a back injury.”
“On the other hand, all the weightlifting is paying off.”
“He played football, wrestled and dabbled in weightlifting in school.”
“I was on my third set of reps in weightlifting, and I got up to #10, and I said, "To hell with it.”
“Jang was offered an initial signing fee of W500 million to W600 million and an annual salary of W200 million, which is double what she was paid in the past and the highest in Korean weightlifting history.”
“So I suggest you keep in mind a distinction the athletes make: There's "weightlifting" and "weight lifting.”
“After watching Pussy Boy hilariously "weightlifting" a bar with no weights on it at all, Lane, aka The Beast, bench-pressed 325 pounds, which apparently he achieves by talking to himself like's schizophrenic.”
“It was better exercise than any kind of weightlifting workout in a gym.”
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