full–court press

noun

Definition of full–court press

  1. 1 :  a press employed in basketball on both halves of the court

  2. 2 :  an all-out effort or offensive

1949

First Known Use of full–court press

1949


FULL–COURT PRESS Defined for English Language Learners

full–court press

noun

Definition of full–court press for English Language Learners

  • basketball : a very aggressive way of playing defense over all areas of the court

  • : a very aggressive effort or attack usually involving many people

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