pump fake

noun

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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Other Words from pump fake

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

Examples of pump fake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Curry completed a convention 3-point play and then added three free throws — thanks to pump fake and lean into a jumping Grant Williams – to bring the Warriors to within 106-102 with 2 minutes left. Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, "Celtics stave off Stephen Curry, giving them a critical win against Warriors," 3 Feb. 2021 Big Ben’s lethal pump fake, one of the best in NFL history, served him well once again Sunday. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Big Ben outplays Philip Rivers, leading Steelers to North-clincher," 27 Dec. 2020 That included a 66-yarder to open the scoring that included a violent pump fake that left Smith wide open for the easy touchdown. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Alabama WR fired up by perceived trash talk of Mac Jones," 29 Nov. 2020 The next came on the ensuing drive, when Grose charged toward the line of scrimmage on a pump fake by Clifford to Dotson, running a short route. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football stock watch: QB Payton Thorne stars; RG Matt Carrick struggles," 14 Dec. 2020 Ehlinger sent just about every Wildcat running right with a pump fake, then turned and fired left to the 6-foot-6 tight end. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "Longhorns Extra Points: Texas 69, Kansas State 31," 5 Dec. 2020 The first of his two touchdown catches against Auburn came on a play-action look that included a violent Jones pump fake before hitting Smith wide open -- almost 10 yards behind the nearest defender -- for a 66-yard touchdown. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "How Alabama gets DeVonta Smith the ball with defenses locked in," 1 Dec. 2020 Penix actually double pumps to give Philyor a half-beat longer to get open, then drops his pass on a postage stamp despite throwing across his body and losing some of his power to that pump fake. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, "IU football: How the Hoosiers' passing attack rallied to beat Penn State," 27 Oct. 2020 With a new set of downs, Wilson got great protection from his offensive line, gave a slight pump fake and hit Gunner Romney in stride on a slant route across the middle of the field for a gain of 52 yards. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, "BYU has some nice offensive moments against UTSA, just not enough of them," 11 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pump fake

1964, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2021

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“Pump fake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pump%20fake. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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