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man-to-man

(măn′tə-măn′)
adj.
1. Marked by candid interaction between men: had a man-to-man talk with his boss.
2. Sports Of, relating to, or being a system of defense in which a defensive player guards a specific offensive player.

man-to-man

adj
characterized by directness or candour: a man-to-man discussion.

man′-to-man′



adj.
characterized by directness and openness; frank.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.man-to-man - forthright and honestman-to-man - forthright and honest; "had a man-to-man talk about the facts of life"
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
2.man-to-man - being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player; "one-on-one defense"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
individual, single - being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
Adv.1.man-to-man - directlyman-to-man - directly; "we must talk man-to-man"

man-to-man

adjective
Translations

man-to-man

[ˈmæntəˈmæn]
A. ADJde hombre a hombre
B. ADVde hombre a hombre

man-to-man

[ˌmæntəˈmæn] adj & advda uomo a uomo
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The "50" in "50 Press" does not signify a half-court defense, but that it is a full-court press with everyone playing man-to-man defense.
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By designating the 2-1-2 full-court press as the "3 Press," the 1-2-1-1 full-court zone press "1 Press," the 2-2-1 zone press "2 Press," the full-court Run and Jump as "4 Press", and a full-court man-to-man press as "5 Press", you should find it easy to name and distinguish the five possible full-court pressure defenses.
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By designating the 1-2-1-1 full-court zone press the "1 Press," the 2-2-1 zone press the "2 Press," the 2-1-2 full-court press the "3 Press," the full-court Run and Jump as the "4 Press," and the full-court man-to-man press the "5 Press," a team can use multiple full-court pressure defenses with a simple numbering/naming system.
The Bruins scrapped man-to-man for a 2-3 zone, but Vermont hit three 3-pointers and another long jumper as UCLA's 17-14 lead turned into a 25-20 deficit.
By naming the 1-2-1-1 full-court zone press the "1 Press," the 2-2-1 zone press the "2 Press," the 2-1-2 full court press the "3 Press," a full court Run and Jump as the "4 Press," and a full-court man-to-man press the "5 Press," the coach can make it easy to learn the names of his zone presses and call them out during the season.
Cincinnati, thanks to its fierce man-to-man defense, leads the nation in field-goal percentage defense and is seventh in scoring defense.
Clearing out is an effective tactic whenever the defense applies man-to-man pressure.