yips


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yips

 (yĭps)
pl.n.
Nervousness or tension that causes an athlete to fail to perform effectively, especially in missing short putts in golf.

[Probably imitative of jerky motions caused by tension.]

yips

(jɪps)
pl n
(General Sporting Terms) the yips informal (in golf) nervous twitching or tension that destroys concentration and spoils performance
[C20: of unknown origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yips - nervous tension that causes an athlete to fail (especially causes golfers to miss short putts); "to avoid the yips he changed his style of putting"
tension, stress, tenseness - (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
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