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)

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 His pump fake is on every scouting report, yet defenders fall for it over and over, sending Butler to the line. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 18 May 2022 Pump fake, pump fake again as the clock ticked toward zero. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Mar. 2022 The direction did not seem to help much later in the half, Grady hesitated to take another open 3 then badly missed his attempt after the pump fake. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 18 Mar. 2022 This triple-pump fake in the paint was highly enjoyable. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Mar. 2022 But in that same quarter, Wiseman fouled Kings center Neemias Queta after biting on a pump fake and committed a turnover after bobbling a pass. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar. 2022 This, coupled with the hard quarterback pump fake, causes the safety to jump the slant, allowing Dotson to run by him. Lance Reisland, cleveland, 4 Mar. 2022 DeRozan’s go-to finisher hasn’t been a secret for ages — the Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly issued a $100 fine to every player who bit on his pump fake during the 2018 playoffs. Julia Poe, chicagotribune.com, 17 Feb. 2022 At some point during his Spurs reunion, DeRozan likely will pick up his dribble somewhere near the elbow, pump fake his defender in the air and draw a foul. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pump fake

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pump fake was in 1964

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Last Updated

30 May 2022

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“Pump fake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pump%20fake. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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