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freestyle

[ free-stahyl ]

noun

  1. Swimming.
    1. competition in which any of the standard strokes may be used, according to the swimmer's choice.
    2. the crawl.
  2. Wrestling. catch-as-catch-can.
  3. (in other sports) a performance or routine featuring relatively free, unrestricted movement or intended to demonstrate an individual's special skills or style, as in figure skating, gymnastics, or surfing.


freestyle

/ ˈfriːˌstaɪl /

noun

  1. a competition or race, as in swimming, in which each participant may use a style of his or her choice instead of a specified style
    1. an amateur style of wrestling with an agreed set of rules
    2. Also calledall-in wrestling a style of professional wrestling with no internationally agreed set of rules
  2. a series of acrobatics performed in skiing, etc
  3. ( as modifier )

    a freestyle event



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Other Words From

  • freestyler noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of freestyle1

First recorded in 1930–35; free + style
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Example Sentences

Ledecky swam past growing freestyle rival Ariarne Titmus of Australia, who attempted to pull off what Ledecky had done in Rio and sweep the 200-m, 400-m and 800-m freestyle races.

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They’ll have one more chance to race in Tokyo, this time in the 800-m freestyle on July 31.

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That Ledecky swam in the final on the same night as her appearance in the 200-meter freestyle made the feat even more impressive.

Simone Manuel, who won gold in 2016 in the 100-meter freestyle, overcame overtraining syndrome to qualify in the 50-meter free.

Days after her 20th birthday, Simone Manuel made history in the pool at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics when she earned gold in the 100-meter freestyle.

Five years later she would be the first woman to win a Monster Jam Finals Championship in the freestyle category.

Freestyle co-president Mark Borde says the film specifically targets the “underserved” Christian-singles community.

Freestyle is surely hoping for a repeat of that faith-driven success.

IMPROVISATION Robert Iscove: Those kids made up that freestyle rap scene!

J. Cole—“Jodeci (Freestyle)” Haim—“The Wire” Phoenix — “Trying to Be Cool” Arctic Monkeys—“Do I Wanna Know?”

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Freestone Statefreestyling