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back upSo as to stop the ball, and prevent overthrows.Rate it:

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double upAfter a fly ball has been caught.Rate it:

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knock upTo gently hit the ball back and forth before a tennis match, as practice or warm-up, and to gauge the state of the playing surface, lighting, etc. See knock-up.Rate it:

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The Hell You Say?Depression Daze Ejaculation Offered In Response to Another's Astonishing, Earth Shaking, Unbelievable, Astounding 'Remark':Rate it:

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body EnglishA body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction.Rate it:

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body of waterAny significant accumulation of water, usually covering the Earth or another planet, such as a river, lake or a bay.Rate it:

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bottom edgeA deflection of a ball off of the bottom edge of a bat, onto the ground and potentially into the wicket.Rate it:

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bottom edgeTo hit the ball with the bottom edge of the bat.Rate it:

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break groundTo begin digging in the earth at the start of a new construction, or, originally, for cultivation.Rate it:

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break new groundTo begin excavating and levelling earth for a new building, or, originally, for cultivation.Rate it:

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bunny hopA ground ball that hops along the field instead of rolling.Rate it:

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catch outTo put a batsman out by catching the batted ball before it touches the ground.Rate it:

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China syndromeA hypothetical kind of catastrophic failure in which a nuclear reactor melts through the floor of its containment system and penetrates the earth's surface, continuing downward as if (from a Western Hemispheric point of view) traveling through the planet toward China.Rate it:

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chip shotAn approach shot made from a location a short distance from the golf green in which the ball is launched into the air with only low or moderate force, so that it will land on the green and roll toward the hole.Rate it:

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chip shotA shot in which the ball is kicked from underneath with accuracy but with less than maximum force, to launch it high into the air in order either to pass it over the heads of opponents or to score a goal.Rate it:

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chip shotThe achievement of a goal or the striking of a target with a ball or other projectile in relatively nonchallenging or routine circumstances, by throwing (as in basketball) or by discharging a firearm (as in hunting).Rate it:

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clayAn earth material with ductile qualities.Rate it:

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clear one's linesTo clear the ball away from a dangerous position.Rate it:

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close the faceTo turn the face of the bat inwards, in order to hit the ball to the leg side.Rate it:

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end of the worldEnd of habitability for life on Earth.Rate it:

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end of the worldEnd of the planet Earth.Rate it:

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flat-eartherA person who believes or advocates the theory that the earth is flat.Rate it:

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front wallThe main and largest wall in a racquetball or squash court, located at the front of the world; the wall which the ball must hit in a rally.Rate it:

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golden duckThe score of zero runs after getting out on the first ball faced.Rate it:

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happens once in a blue moonAn astronomical event which occurs quite infrequently and observable from the earth.Rate it:

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hardballIn baseball, a type of ball and baseball game, as opposed to softball.Rate it:

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heavy hitterA player with a favorable batting average who is especially good at hitting the ball deep into the outfield or farther.Rate it:

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hit one out of the ballparkTo hit a fair ball so well that the ball flies over all of the spectators' seats and lands outside the stadium.Rate it:

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hold-up playA play where an attacker retains possession of the ball, while the teammates can move up the field.Rate it:

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hole in oneA round that is completed by sinking the ball in a single shot or attempt, with one hit.Rate it:

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hot potatoA child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them, with the object of avoiding being left holding the item when time expires.Rate it:

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in touchThe ball, or a player, is in touch when it, or he, is outside the playing area or touching the touchlines of the playing area.Rate it:

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inner coreThe solid material found in the centre of some planets at extremely high temperature and pressure, distinct from the liquid outer core.(geology) The innermost part of the Earth, believed to be made of a nickel-iron alloy.Rate it:

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inner coreThe innermost part of the Earth, believed to be made of a nickel-iron alloy.Rate it:

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inner coreThe innermost part of the Earth, believed to be made of a nickel-iron alloy.Rate it:

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just folksUnpretentious, informal, down-to-earth.Rate it:

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kick into touchTo kick a ball over the touchline in a game of rugby to avoid pressure from the opponent team in a difficult situationRate it:

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killTo strike a ball or similar object with such force and placement as to make a shot that is impossible to defend against, usually winning a point.Rate it:

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killThe grounding of the ball on the opponent's court, winning the rally.Rate it:

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last trumpThe moment of God's final judgement on Earth.Rate it:

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long gameThe aspect of the game in which the strategy is to advance downfield by throwing the ball to a receiving player; the passing game.Rate it:

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long gameThe portion of the game, played with driver clubs, in which the ball is advanced down the fairway to the putting green.Rate it:

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not in a pig's eyeA chiding expression, relative to an odd-ball idea or suggestion. Deemed irrelevant, awkward, foreign, inappropriate.Rate it:

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on the upWhile the ball is rising.Rate it:

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out of house and homeGlobal Checkup: How Healthy is Earth?, Science NOW.Rate it:

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outer coreThe hot liquid material found near the centre of some planets, distinct from the solid inner core.(geology) The part of the Earth between the mantle and inner core, responsible for generating the planet's magnetic field.Rate it:

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outer coreThe part of the Earth between the mantle and inner core, responsible for generating the planet's magnetic field.Rate it:

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outer coreThe part of the Earth between the mantle and inner core, responsible for generating the planet's magnetic field.Rate it:

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park the busTo attempt to stop the opposition team from scoring a goal by playing extremely defensively and placing as many players as possible behind the ball.Rate it:

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play the anglesIn a game which involves control of a moving object, such as a ball or puck, to allow for angular movements of the object caused by bounces, rebounds, ricochets, etc. or to carefully guard the corners of the goal, net, or other scoring target.Rate it:

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