kabaddi

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  • n. A team sport in which players must hold their breath while making raids into the opposing team's half of the field.

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The origin of this word is uncertain. Some sources say it comes from the Tamil ‘kai,’ hand, and ‘pidi,’ catch. Others claim it's derived from a Hindi word meaning ‘holding of breath.’ Still others say it comes from ‘kabad,’ roughly translated as ‘bad activity.’

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