Definition of fallaway in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfôləˌwā/


[usually as modifier]
Made or done while moving or falling away, especially (in basketball) from the basket: he hit a fallaway jumper with five minutes left in the half
More example sentences
  • In Boston, Paul Pierce returned from taking a hit in the mouth in the final minute to make a 5m fallaway jump shot as time expired and give Boston a win over Portland.
  • Still, O'Neill wants to see more penetration and fewer fallaway jumpers, the shot Carter turns to when he does not want to get whacked.
  • He has to get a drop step or a fallaway jumper or just a jump shot where he can take people to the middle and spin back to his right so you can't double-team him.

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Syllabification: fal·la·way

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