Definition of fast break in English:

fast break

Syllabification: fast break


  • 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.


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  • 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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