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Accomplished by a ball carrier against defenders who are scattered over the field, as on a punt return: broken-field running.
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|Adj.||1.||broken-field - varying in direction suddenly and frequently; "broken-field running"|
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
broken - not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"