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fast break

n. Sports
A rush by offensive players, as in basketball, toward the goal in an attempt to score before the opposing defenders are in position.
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fast′ break′



n.
(esp. in basketball) a play in which a team that has just regained the ball attempts to score quickly before their opponents reach the other end of the playing area.
[1945–50]
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fast break

An attempt to score quickly after the offensive team gains possession of the ball.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fast break - (basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ballfast break - (basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball
break - a sudden dash; "he made a break for the open door"
basketball, basketball game, hoops - 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
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