bump-and-run

noun
variants: or less commonly bump and run

Definition of bump-and-run

1 American football :a defensive play in which a defender attempts to disrupt a wide receiver from running the intended route by bumping or otherwise contacting the receiver at the line of scrimmage
  • In contrast, the Patriots played nothing but bump-and-run against the Colts in the AFC championship game, beating up the Indianapolis receivers.
  • —Paul AttnerSporting NewsFebruary 2004
2 golf :a low shot that is played to bounce and then roll toward the hole
  • I learned the hard way that the bump-and-run was the intelligent shot because it's easier to hit than a delicate pitch, takes less nerve, and offers more margin for error.
  • —Greg NormanGolfJanuary 1996

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First Known Use of bump-and-run

1969


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