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 Often, when a jumper isn’t available, Curry uses a simple pump fake to create an open driving lane. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "How Warriors' Steph Curry is outdoing his unanimous MVP season," 26 Apr. 2021 When Grant Williams bit on a pump fake at the left arc, Curry drew contact and obviously wanted to get a shooting foul out of it. BostonGlobe.com, "Jayson Tatum and Celtics outlast Stephen Curry and Warriors," 17 Apr. 2021 Porter gave himself an open look with a pump fake against Schroder, but his shot was off the mark as the Magic came up short in a gutsy effort. Roy Parry, orlandosentinel.com, "Magic take Lakers to the wire before falling short," 29 Mar. 2021 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

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First Known Use of pump fake

1964, in the meaning defined above

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6 May 2021

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“Pump fake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pump%20fake. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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