pump fake


Definition of pump fake

: a fake in which a player simulates throwing a pass (as in football) or taking a shot (as in basketball)

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pump-fake \ ˈpəmp-​ˌfāk How to pronounce pump-fake (audio) \ verb

Examples of pump fake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because electric motors make very little sound, Porsche and many other EV manufacturers pump fake sounds out of the car. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "Porsche Taycan Really Is That Quiet, but Not as Quiet as the Tesla Model S," 2 Feb. 2020 King started the second quarter and quickly scored inside after a deft pump fake created an opening. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons dominated by Kyrie Irving, lose ground to Brooklyn Nets with OT loss," 26 Jan. 2020 When the 6-foot-6 Grant Williams checked in, Domantis Sabonis had good results by just backing him down and overpowering him, including a 3-point play after which Williams was upset with himself for biting on a pump fake. BostonGlobe.com, "The Pacers pulled ahead, 114-109, on a Justin Holiday 3-pointer before the Celtics made four free throws in a row. With Boston trailing, 118-115, Walker blitzed to the hoop for a layup that pulled it within 1 with 10.2 seconds left.," 13 Dec. 2019 Stanford got faked out again on Oregon’s third touchdown, a 24-yard pass from Herbert to an open Breeland when three members of the Stanford secondary all got sucked in by a pump fake. Harold Gutmann, The Mercury News, "Stanford stumbles, hits new low under David Shaw with third consecutive loss," 21 Sep. 2019 Mayfield is battling an aggressive rush and is still able to step up, pump fake, avoid a defensive lineman’s raised hand and then place a rocket only where Beckham can catch it. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "How Baker Mayfield stopped rolling into chaos and started throwing from the pocket vs. Ravens -- Film Review," 1 Oct. 2019 Young kept him off his spot in the post and didn't bite on his pump fakes to send Love to the foul line like Sabonis and Turner did Saturday. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Why no one fears the Pacers on defense, not even the Cavs," 27 Oct. 2019 Sabonis bit on a pump fake by Love which allowed three free throws. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers stumbling out of the gate after listless, bad loss to Cavaliers," 27 Oct. 2019 The junior quarterback pump faked, before firing a deep pass just out of the reach of a leaping Brenton for a 63-yard touchdown to Marcus Viramontes. Andrew Turner, Daily Pilot, "Marina football uses six defensive turnovers to upset Katella," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of pump fake

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Pump fake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pump%20fake. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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