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netless

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backboard

  • noun a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball
    basketball backboard.
    • he banked the shot off the backboard
  • noun a board used to support the back of someone or something

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jayvee

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doubleheader

  • noun two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day)
    double feature; twin bill.

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supersonic

  • adjective (of speed) greater than the speed of sound in a given medium (especially air)
    • a supersonic bomber flies so fast that it must release its bombs while the target is still over the horizon
  • adjective satellite having frequencies above those of audible sound
    ultrasonic.

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backboard

  • noun a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball
    basketball backboard.
    • he banked the shot off the backboard
  • noun a board used to support the back of someone or something

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nerf

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backstop

  • noun (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
    catcher.
  • noun (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field

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globetrotter

  • noun someone who travels widely and often
    world traveler.

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tryout

  • noun trying something to find out about it
    test; trial; trial run.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  • noun a test of the suitability of a performer
    audition.

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semipro

  • noun an athlete who plays for pay on a part-time basis
    semiprofessional.

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standout

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naismith

  • noun United States educator (born in Canada) who invented the game of basketball (1861-1939)
    James Naismith.

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phenom

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varsity

  • noun a British abbreviation of `university'; usually refers to Oxford University or Cambridge University
  • noun a team representing a college or university
    first team.

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superstar

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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intermural

  • adjective satellite between two or more institutions etc
    • an intermural track meet

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hoop

  • noun a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
  • noun a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
    ring.
    • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse

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ncaa

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sneaker

  • noun a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole
    tennis shoe; gym shoe.
  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    stool pigeon; canary; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitch; snitcher.

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lakers

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tourney

  • noun a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
    tournament.
  • verb engage in a tourney

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celtic

  • noun a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era
    Celtic language.
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of the Celts
    Gaelic.

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playoff

  • noun any final competition to determine a championship

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nba

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hoops

  • noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
    basketball; basketball game.
  • noun a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
    hoop.

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razorback

  • noun a mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged back; a wild or semi-wild descendant of improved breeds; found chiefly in the southeastern United States
    razorbacked hog; razorback hog.
  • noun any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin
    rorqual.

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powerhouse

  • noun a highly energetic and indefatigable person
    human dynamo; ball of fire; fireball.
  • noun a team considered to be the best of its class

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intercollegiate

  • adjective satellite used of competition between colleges or universities
    • intercollegiate basketball

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tournament

  • noun a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
    tourney.
  • noun a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize

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dribbler

  • noun a basketball player who is dribbling the ball to advance it
  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; drooler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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interscholastic

  • adjective satellite used of competition or cooperation between secondary schools
    interschool.

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layup

  • noun a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)
    lay-up.

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intramural

  • adjective carried on within the bounds of an institution or community
    • most of the students participated actively in the college's intramural sports program

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championship

  • noun the status of being a champion
    title.
    • he held the title for two years
  • noun a competition at which a champion is chosen

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capitol

  • noun a building occupied by a state legislature
  • noun the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet
    Capitol Building.

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sneaker

  • noun a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole
    tennis shoe; gym shoe.
  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    stool pigeon; canary; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitch; snitcher.

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tournament

  • noun a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
    tourney.
  • noun a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize

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pacer

  • noun a horse used to set the pace in racing
    pacesetter; pacemaker.
  • noun a horse trained to a special gait in which both feet on one side leave the ground together

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jersey

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
    Garden State; NJ; New Jersey.
  • noun the largest of the Channel Islands
    island of Jersey.

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maverick

  • noun someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
    rebel.
  • noun an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

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sonic

  • adjective (of speed) having or caused by speed approximately equal to that of sound in air at sea level
    transonic.
    • a sonic boom
  • adjective satellite relating to audible sound
    • a sonic wave

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championship

  • noun the status of being a champion
    title.
    • he held the title for two years
  • noun a competition at which a champion is chosen

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trailblazer

  • noun someone who marks a trail by leaving blazes on trees
  • noun someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
    pioneer; groundbreaker; innovator.

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telecast

  • noun a television broadcast
  • verb broadcast via television
    televise.
    • The Royal wedding was televised

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refereeing

  • noun the act of umpiring
    umpirage; officiation; officiating.
    • the officiating was excellent
  • verb be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
    umpire; referee.

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doubleheader

  • noun two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day)
    double feature; twin bill.

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sandlot

  • noun a vacant lot used by city boys to play games

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tourney

  • noun a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
    tournament.
  • verb engage in a tourney

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coach

  • noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
    handler; manager.
  • noun a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    tutor; private instructor.

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superstar

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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wheelchair

  • noun a movable chair mounted on large wheels; for invalids or those who cannot walk; frequently propelled by the occupant

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teammate

  • noun a fellow member of a team
    mate.
    • it was his first start against his former teammates

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overinflated

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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postseason

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junkie

  • noun a narcotics addict
    drug addict; junky.
  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    nut; freak; addict; junky.
    • a golf addict
    • a car nut
    • a bodybuilding freak
    • a news junkie

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interschool

  • adjective satellite used of competition or cooperation between secondary schools
    interscholastic.

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coach

  • noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
    handler; manager.
  • noun a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    tutor; private instructor.

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peewee

  • noun disparaging terms for small people
    runt; half-pint; shrimp.
  • noun small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
    pewit; Contopus virens; peewit; pewee; wood pewee.

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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invitational

  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of an invitation

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powerhouse

  • noun a highly energetic and indefatigable person
    human dynamo; ball of fire; fireball.
  • noun a team considered to be the best of its class

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highschool

  • noun a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
    senior high school; senior high; high; high school.
    • he goes to the neighborhood highschool

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coach

  • noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
    handler; manager.
  • noun a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    tutor; private instructor.

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barnstorm

  • verb appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
  • verb tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays
    • The presidential candidates are busy barnstorming this month

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final

  • noun the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final exam.

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pickup

  • noun a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard
    pickup truck.
  • noun a warrant to take someone into custody
    • put out a pickup on that man

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dribbling

  • noun the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
    dribble.
  • verb run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
    filter; trickle; dribble.
    • water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose
    • reports began to dribble in

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dribble

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; drip.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun saliva spilling from the mouth
    drool; drivel; slobber.

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blazer

  • noun lightweight single-breasted jacket; often striped in the colors of a club or school
    sports coat; sports jacket; sport coat; sport jacket.

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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ucla

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junky

  • noun a narcotics addict
    junkie; drug addict.
  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    nut; freak; addict; junkie.
    • a golf addict
    • a car nut
    • a bodybuilding freak
    • a news junkie

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preseason

  • noun a period prior to the beginning of the regular season which is devoted to training and preparation

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team

  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    squad.
  • noun two or more draft animals that work together to pull something

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hoosier

A nickname given to an inhabitant of the State of Indiana. U.S.

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aficionado

  • noun a fan of bull fighting
  • noun a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer

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collegiate

  • adjective of or resembling or typical of a college or college students
    collegial.
    • collegiate living
    • collegiate attitudes
    • collegiate clothes

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teammate

  • noun a fellow member of a team
    mate.
    • it was his first start against his former teammates

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hoosier

  • noun a native or resident of Indiana
    Indianan.

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referee

  • noun (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
    ref.
  • noun someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
    reviewer; reader.

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lake

  • noun a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  • noun a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

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team

  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    squad.
  • noun two or more draft animals that work together to pull something

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interclass

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hopeful

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person
    wannabee; aspirant; wannabe; aspirer.
    • a lofty aspirant
    • two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    • the audience was full of Madonna wannabes
  • adjective having or manifesting hope
    • a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets
    • found a hopeful way of attacking the problem

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blacktop

  • noun a black bituminous material used for paving roads or other areas; usually spread over crushed rock
    blacktopping.
  • verb coat with blacktop
    • blacktop the driveway

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tryout

  • noun trying something to find out about it
    test; trial; trial run.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  • noun a test of the suitability of a performer
    audition.

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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bruin

  • noun a conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'
  • noun large ferocious bear of Eurasia
    Ursus arctos; brown bear.

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volleyball

  • noun a game in which two teams hit an inflated ball over a high net using their hands
    volleyball game.
  • noun an inflated ball used in playing volleyball

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adidas

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cheerleader

  • noun an enthusiastic and vocal supporter
    • he has become a cheerleader for therapeutic cloning
  • noun someone who leads the cheers by spectators at a sporting event

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wildcat

  • noun an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
    wildcat well.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; brute.

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scoreboard

  • noun a large board for displaying the score of a contest (and some other information)

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husky

  • noun breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog
    Eskimo dog.
  • adjective satellite muscular and heavily built
    buirdly; beefy; burly; strapping.
    • a beefy wrestler
    • had a tall burly frame
    • clothing sizes for husky boys
    • a strapping boy of eighteen
    • `buirdly' is a Scottish term

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stardom

  • noun the status of being acknowledged as a star
    • stardom meant nothing to her

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olympic

Of or pertaining to Olympus, a mountain of Thessaly, fabled as the seat of the gods, or to Olympia, a small plain in Elis.

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backstop

  • noun (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
    catcher.
  • noun (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field

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frosh

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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raptor

  • noun any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
    bird of prey; raptorial bird.

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diary

  • noun a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
    journal.
  • noun a personal journal (as a physical object)

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hotshot

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; star; whizz; wiz.

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shorts

  • noun trousers that end at or above the knee
    trunks; short pants.
  • noun underpants worn by men
    underdrawers; drawers; boxers; boxershorts.

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referee

  • noun (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
    ref.
  • noun someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
    reviewer; reader.

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wildcat

  • noun an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
    wildcat well.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; brute.

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squad

  • noun a smallest army unit
  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    team.

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unlaced

  • adjective with laces not tied
    untied.
    • teenagers slopping around in unlaced sneakers
  • verb undo the ties of
    untie; unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner

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scrimmage

  • noun (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
  • noun a noisy riotous fight
    melee; battle royal.

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deflated

  • adjective satellite brought low in spirit
    crestfallen; chapfallen; chopfallen.
    • left us fatigued and deflated spiritually
  • verb collapse by releasing contained air or gas
    deflate.
    • deflate a balloon

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scorer

  • noun a player who makes a score in a game or contest
  • noun a logger who marks trees to be felled

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freshman

  • noun a first-year undergraduate
    fresher.
  • noun any new participant in some activity
    newbie; fledgeling; neophyte; newcomer; entrant; fledgling; starter.

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coaching

  • noun the job of a professional coach
    coaching job.
  • verb teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports
    train; coach.
    • He is training our Olympic team
    • She is coaching the crew

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nike

  • noun (Greek mythology) winged goddess of victory; identified with Roman Victoria

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aficionado

  • noun a fan of bull fighting
  • noun a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer

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knickerbockers

  • noun trousers ending above the knee
    knee pants; knee breeches; knickers; breeches.

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