athletics


athletics
noun
1 (BrE) sports such as running, jumping, etc. ⇨ See also ↑track and field
ADJECTIVE
indoor, outdoor
junior, senior
amateur, schools
international, world
VERB + ATHLETICS
compete in, do, take part in

My daughter wants to compete in athletics.

take up

She didn't take up athletics until she was 20.

quit
ATHLETICS + NOUN
championships, competition, event, meet, meeting
stadium
star
coach
club, team
federation
official
career

the hardest event of her athletics career

circuit, scene, world

How long has she been competing on the international athletics circuit?

2 (AmE) any sports
ADJECTIVE
collegiate, intercollegiate
college, high-school
amateur, competitive, professional
ATHLETICS + NOUN
program
department

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