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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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(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.
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An attempt to score quickly after the offensive team gains possession of the ball.
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|Noun||1.||fast 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"
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