Definition of 'able-bodied'
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Example sentences containing 'able-bodied'
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It takes at least five hours for an able-bodied person to climb each peak. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Access to facilities and coaching is also a major problem for aspiring able-bodied athletes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Tens of thousands of able-bodied people give up holidays and pay their own way to help. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It also shows able-bodied people what it must feel like not having total control over your body. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Disabled people put able-bodied people to shame in many areas. The Sun (2014)This organisation mixes able-bodied and disabled students using sport as the very thing they all have in common. The Sun (2016)But she can do it with her right and is better at painting nails than most able-bodied people. The Sun (2013)That contradicted an earlier study that found the runner expended less energy to run at the same speed as able-bodied athletes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Not many able-bodied people would bother. The Sun (2007)Arm an able-bodied person with a bike and give them access to a reliable train service and virtually any conceivable journey is possible. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These are easy to manage for able-bodied people but could prove a challenge for some older holidaymakers or those who have difficulty walking. The Sun (2013)She trains with able-bodied athletes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My right foot fused, which always held me back as an able-bodied athlete. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He spent two intensive days in Cologne alongside six able-bodied athletes of a similar standard to him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)After going to two Paralympics he reckons able-bodied athletes can learn from the attitude of disabled competitors. The Sun (2012)When able-bodied people go downhill, their knees and ankles adjust. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's funny how able-bodied people react like this on my behalf. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They train hard and sacrifice just as much as able-bodied athletes, focusing hard on one life goal. The Sun (2012)Then the military comes and says all the able-bodied young men have to go to war and they can't take the son. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I hope our Paralympians get as much exposure and support for competing in their games as the able-bodied athletes did in theirs. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'able-bodied'
Used Rarely. able-bodied is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'able-bodied'
British English: able-bodied ADJECTIVE
An able-bodied person is physically strong and healthy, rather than weak or unfit.
Make sure that every able-bodied person contributes to the housework.
Definition of able-bodied from the Collins English Dictionary
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