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Basketball

backboard

noun

in basketball, the board behind the basket (=net)

basket

noun

the net that you throw the ball through in basketball

basket

noun

a point scored in basketball

basketball

noun

a game played by two teams of five players who get points by throwing a ball through a net

dunk

verb

to throw the ball downwards into the basket during a game of basketball

field goal

noun

in basketball, an ordinary goal scored while all the players are moving around, rather than after the game has been stopped temporarily

foul line

noun

in basketball, either of the lines that players get a chance to score points from after an opponent has committed a foul

guard

noun

in basketball, one of two players who are responsible for moving the ball around the court in order to create opportunities for their team to score

hoops

noun

the game of basketball

in

adjective, adverb, preposition

a ball that is in during a game such as tennis or basketball is within the area of play

jump ball

noun

in basketball, an occasion when the ball is thrown straight up so that one player from each team can jump for it

jump shot

noun

the movement that a basketball player makes by jumping into the air and throwing the ball towards the basket

the NBA

the National Basketball Association: an organization of professional basketball players in the US and Canada that decides rules and organizes competitions

net

noun

in basketball, the loose net hanging from the circular basket that you put the ball through

slam dunk

noun

in basketball, the action of jumping up and pushing the ball into the net with great force

slam-dunk

verb

to jump up and push the ball into the net with great force in basketball

time out

noun

a short period of time in a game of basketball or ice hockey when players rest and plan their game

tip-off

noun

in basketball, an occasion when the ball is thrown into the air in order to start play

travel

verb

in basketball, to take more steps than the rules allow while you are holding the ball

dunk

noun

out of bounds

outside the playing area in some sports such as American football or basketball

shoot hoops

to practise basketball

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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