own goal

noun

Definition of own goal

  1. 1 chiefly British :  a goal in soccer, hockey, etc., that a player accidentally scores against his or her own team

  2. 2 British :  something that one does thinking it will help him or her but that actually causes one harm The workers scored an own goal by demanding such high wages that no one could afford to employ them.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

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  1. :  the terminal point of a race

    :  an area to be reached safely in children's games

    :  the end toward which effort is directed :  aim


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