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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Swinging by the arms from branch to branch.

Usage examples (9)
  • A gibbon moves through the forest so efficiently, swinging from branch to branch in a motion called brachiation, because it captures the energy from each swing to drive...
  • Indeed, brachiation amongst Republicans might be an easier read.
  • That means swinging across a “brachiation ladder,” wooden monkey bars that Randy built.
  • I often have dreams where i get around via brachiation, or swinging from objects hand over hand like a gibbon . for more
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