Definition of skating in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskādiNG/


1The action or activity of gliding on ice skates or roller skates as a sport or pastime: hockey is a great live sport because of the speed and grace of skating
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  • Favorite winter sports include cross-country and downhill skiing, and long-distance skating.
  • To generate revenue in the offseason, the Red Sox are planning to install an ice rink at Fenway Park, which will be used for hockey games and public skating.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul is a winter carnival of skating, skiing, and shopping
1.1 another term for skateboarding. we did some skating in the city and also headed to the skateparks
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  • Little did they know that they had busted the world's top pipe riders, the biggest bust in the history of skating.
  • I just think there should also be a side of skating that's more enjoyable, with people having fun on a skateboard.
  • Skating's too serious; all these kids are looking past the fun factor.
1.2 another term for skate skiing. it’s a little easier to learn skating once classic skiing techniques are firmly in hand
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  • Classic skis have stiffer boots and shorter poles; skating skis have more flexible boots and much longer poles.
  • It's a 30-kilometer race where skiers switch out their classic cross country skis after 15 kilometers to skating skis, where they ski for another 15 kilometers.
  • The slope spans some 15 kilometres and provides the whole gamut of difficulty levels for ‘skating’ and ‘classic’ skiing.

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Syllabification: skat·ing

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