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load the bases

Definition of load the bases in English:

Baseball Have base runners on all three bases.
Example sentences
  • They closed the gap to 7-5 by the eighth inning, then loaded the bases in both the eighth and ninth, before finally losing 7-6.
  • The Red Sox loaded the bases in the ninth inning with nobody out, but they didn't score.
  • Wisely selling the play, he hustled to first base and was safe, loading the bases.
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