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[free-stahyl] /ˈfriˌstaɪl/


Wrestling. .
(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.
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

a series of acrobatics performed in skiing, etc
(as modifier): a freestyle event

1912, in swimming, in reference to a distance race in which the swimmers may use whatever stroke they choose; 1950 in general use, from free + style. As an adjective, from 1957; as a verb, by 1970 (in martial arts).


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    [free-swing-ing] /ˈfriˈswɪŋ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. recklessly daring in action or style: free-swinging stock market speculators.

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