bump–and–run

noun
variants: less commonly

bump and run

Definition of bump–and–run

  1. 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 Attner, Sporting News, February 2004

  2. 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 Norman, Golf, January 1996

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1969

First Known Use of bump–and–run

1969


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