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resulting inevitably but indirectly from another event or circumstance: the works closed with the direct loss of 3000 jobs and many more from the knock-on effect on the area.
(Rugby) rugby the infringement of playing the ball forward with the hand or arm
(Rugby) rugby to play (the ball) forward with the hand or arm
An infringement of playing the ball forward with hand or arm, earning the opponents a scrum (penalty in Rugby Union if deliberate).