deadlift

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deadlift (plural deadlifts)

  1. (weightlifting) A weight training exercise where one lifts a loaded barbell off the ground from a stabilized bent-over position.
    • 2008, Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in Nate Green, Built for Show, page xii
      I never did a squat or a deadlift—the exercises I now know are best for building a bigger, stronger, more athletic-looking body—because I had access to leg-extension, leg-curl, and leg-press machines.

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deadlift (third-person singular simple present deadlifts, present participle deadlifting, simple past and past participle deadlifted)

  1. (transitive) To lift a barbell while moving the body from a bent-over position to a standing position.

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