Recent Examples on the WebDo a full body check, especially under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, the back of the knees, in and around the hair, between the legs, and around the waist.
Rachel Trent, CNN, 12 July 2021 Orpik separated Cedric Paquette from the puck twice on one shift, Ovechkin leveled rookie Yanni Gourde and Wilson was his usual self, dishing out a handful of crushing body checks.
Stephen Whyno, chicagotribune.com, 21 May 2018 Enter Florida State, a tenacious defensive team that was willing to reduce an NCAA Tournament second-round game to wrestling-style hand-fighting and body checks, which the referees abided on an on-again, off-again basis.
Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, 19 Mar. 2018
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