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1. A goal scored by a defender on his or her team's goal by a mistaken play, such as a misdirected pass.
2. Informal An action by which one unintentionally harms oneself or one's allies: The senator's belligerent response to the allegations was a bit of an own goal.
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1. (General Sporting Terms) soccer a goal scored by a player accidentally playing the ball into his own team's net. Abbreviation: o.g
2. informal any action that results in disadvantage to the person who took it or to a party, group, etc with which that person is associated
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|Noun||1.||own goal - (soccer) a goal that results when a player inadvertently knocks the ball into the goal he is defending; "the own goal cost them the game"|
goal - a successful attempt at scoring; "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
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