full-court press

noun
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of full-court press

1 : a press employed in basketball on both halves of the court
2 : an all-out effort or offensive

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First Known Use of full-court press

1949

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FULL-COURT PRESS Defined for English Language Learners

full-court press

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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