Definition of fast break in English:

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fast break

noun

A swift attack from a defensive position in basketball, soccer, and other ball games: a defense that shut off our fast break altogether [as modifier]: there are no fast-break baskets
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  • Otherwise, they will take so long getting into position that a fast break is impossible.
  • The theory proposed here is not to race the ball upcourt looking for a fast break basket.
  • They were able to get easy baskets on the fast break with regularity.

verb

(fast-break) [no object]
US Make a swift attack from a defensive position in certain ball games: fast-breaking relentlessly is harder than playing a control game
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  • New Jersey was fast breaking all over them at the beginning of the game; dunks and uncontested layups all over the place.
  • Often, if the other team is fast breaking, a player will need to defend the ball even if its not her man.
  • The second half continued much the same as the first with his dominating the game and fast breaking down the court at every opportunity.

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