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breast·stroke / ˈbrestˌstrōk/ • n. [in sing.] a style of swimming on one's front, in which the arms are pushed forward and then swept back in a circular movement, while the legs are tucked in toward the body and then kicked out in a corresponding movement. ∎  (the breaststroke) a race, typically of a specified length or kind, in which such a style of swimming is used: she won the 200 m breaststroke.

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