running play


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Noun1.running play - (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing teamrunning play - (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
football play - (American football) a play by the offensive team
draw play, draw - (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
end run, sweep - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
return - (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
reverse - (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
rushing, rush - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
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The Trial of Louis Riel, which is the second-longest running play in Canada next to Anne of Green Gables, is based on the actual court transcripts of the trial and is re-enacted by Riel Co-productions Inc.
1957: The Mousetrap became Britain's longest running play, reaching its 1,998th performance.
Run defense, at its most rudimental level, involves finding the best runner and his best running play and stopping it.
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Perfect Crime, written by Warren Manzi and directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, is the longest running play ever in the history of New York theater: over 7750 performances and still going strong.
1944 - William Heath Robinson, the English artist known for his drawings of machinery which performed simple tasks, died1957 - The Mousetrap became Britain's longest running play, reaching its 1,998th performance2001 - Iain Duncan Smith became the new Conservative Party leader
THE MOUSETRAP, the world's longest running play, has entered its 50th year in the West End.
They have tracked down 298 actors who have appeared in the world's longest running play since it opened in London's West End in 1952.
A designed play to get the QB on the corner with a running play.
1957 -- The Mousetrap became Britain's longest running play, reaching its 1, 998th performance.
The offense can then attack the defense with a running play (Diag.
Her characters' popularity spans all entertainment media from books to television, movies and plays, including the longest continuously running play of all time, The Mousetrap, which continues to draw audiences in London today.