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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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 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 Jackson engaged in a hack fest on most nights last season, battling foul trouble on a slew of bad reaches, bites on pump fakes and compromised verticality. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Sophomore Check-In: Assessing Expectations for Luka Doncic, Trae Young in Year 2," 26 July 2019 Lecque caught a pass at the top of the key, pump faked, attacked the Spurs defense and drew contact at the rim. Greg Moore, azcentral, "Suns rookie Jalen Lecque is turning heads with more than athleticism at NBA Summer League," 11 July 2019 When Newman, the Pirates second baseman, caught Hunter Renfroe’s pop fly while standing just a few steps into the outfield grass, Tatis bolted from third and then paused, drawing a half-pump fake from Newman. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Tatis stuns again; Quantrill provides relief; Hedges bounces back," 24 June 2019 Okeke stopped quickly with a defender on his hip, looking to put up a pump fake. Roy Parry, orlandosentinel.com, "Who is Chuma Okeke, the Magic’s first-round pick? For one, beloved by his teammates," 21 June 2019 So when there was another borderline situation a few plays later, Ellington pump faked. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Breakaway: Wayne Ellington's Journey From Indistinguishable to Indispensable," 5 Apr. 2018 Trailing 94–91, Paul George pump faked at the top of the key before launching a three-point attempt. Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, "Watch: Jazz Finish Thunder After No Foul Call on Paul George Three," 28 Apr. 2018 Mayfield got him a little later with a pump fake (watch closely). cleveland.com, "Pumping the brakes -- at least a little -- and the things we learned at Browns rookie minicamp," 5 May 2018

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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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