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up-and-under

Line breaks: up-and-under

Definition of up-and-under in English:

noun

Rugby
A high kick that allows time for fellow team members to reach the point where the ball will come down.
Example sentences
  • He sent up an huge up-and-under which he dropped, allowing him to slide over the try-line.
  • Despite many spirited runs by the away team, the ball was often squandered with clueless up-and-unders.
  • It was an up-and-under and he went to kick the ball just as Jim was going for it and his boot caught Jim on the head.

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