full-court press(redirected from Full court press)
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1. Basketball An aggressive defensive strategy in which one or two players harass the ball handler in the backcourt while the rest of the team maintains a close man-to-man or zone defense.
2. A strong, concerted effort: "The Administration undertook a full-court press to secure congressional approval" (Abraham F. Lowenthal).
(Basketball) basketball the tactic of harrying the opposing team in all areas of the court, as opposed to the more usual practice of trying to defend one's own basket
1. a basketball defense in which the team without the ball pressures the opponent the entire length of the court.
2. a vigorous attack or offensive; strong pressure.