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    dilodi83 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Are these expressions correct?

    If a person goes to the gym to do some exercises:

    1) he works him out
    2) he works out

    And he goes to the gym to have 1) a boosted body...
    2) a tonic body...
    Are these two ways to define a body correct? What else? Any more?

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    Default Re: Are these expressions correct?

    Please use more meaningful thread titles, such as He works him out.

    1) is wrong.

    2) should be 'He works out.'

    'He goes to the gym to tone up his body/to strengthen his muscles/to get fit.'

    Rover

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    Default Re: Are these expressions correct?

    How do you define in English (American or British) the body of someone who goes to the gym to work out?
    Athletic? Tonic? Boosted? Are these correct? Any more?

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    Default Re: Are these expressions correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    How do you define in English (American or British) the body of someone who goes to the gym to work out?
    Athletic? Tonic? Boosted? Are these correct? Any more?
    Athletic, toned, fit.

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    Default Re: Are these expressions correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Athletic, toned, fit.
    Is boosted incorrect?

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    Default Re: Are these expressions correct?

    Yes.

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    Default Re: Are these expressions correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes.
    I'd never heard that.

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    Default Re: Are these expressions correct?

    I heard it "I think: He boosted his body - or - He has a boosted body - I do not remember it actually - yesterday on a MTV programme where a girl was talking about an actor's body who must have done lots of exercises at the gym because he had to film a new movie and play the role of a young marine, full of tatooes and with a well toned body.

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    Default Re: Are these expressions correct?

    n.a.t.

    A ripped body / to become ripped is also a good expression for someone with six-pack abs.

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