shoot·​around | \ ˈshüt-ə-ˌrau̇nd How to pronounce shootaround (audio) \

Definition of shootaround

: a usually informal basketball practice session

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Hill did not participate in shootaround and did not try to warm up before the game. Joe Vardon,, "George Hill (back) out against Pacers in Game 4, Jose Calderon starts for Cavaliers," 22 Apr. 2018 Former cast members Kathy Coleman (Holly) and Wesley Eure (Will), who starred in the show, came to Las Vegas Aces’ shootaround Tuesday morning and surprised Laimbeer and the team. Washington Post, "Aces coach Laimbeer surprised by ‘Land of the Lost’ stars," 1 Aug. 2019 Whiteside suffered a strained hip flexor during the team’s pregame shootaround on Saturday morning that forced him to miss his 20th game of the season. Andre C. Fernandez, miamiherald, "Heat likely to be without Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside to start west coast trip | Miami Herald," 10 Mar. 2018 Rebounding at shootaround, squeegeeing off sweat, fetching water bottles, those sorts of menial tasks. Alex Prewitt,, "Out of the Darkness: Isaiah Austin Searches for Peace Without the NBA," 14 June 2019 The past two years in Washington, Lawson attended practices and shootarounds, gaining knowledge on how the Wizards approached games. Gary Washburn,, "Here’s why the Celtics made the right call in hiring Kara Lawson," 6 July 2019 Durant, who was averaging 34.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists this postseason, went through practice Sunday and a shootaround Monday morning. Dan Woike,, "NBA Finals: Kevin Durant plays for Warriors in Game 5 vs. Raptors," 10 June 2019 NEW YORK - During Saturday morning's shootaround at Madison Square Garden, the Milwaukee Bucks announced a slew of injury updates before their 6:30 p.m. game against the New York Knicks. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Giannis Antetokounmpo out, Malcolm Brogdon game-time decision vs. Knicks," 7 Apr. 2018 And Thursday morning’s shootaround at Asphalt Green might be a reason for more. Keith Pompey,, "Is something wrong with Joel Embiid's left wrist?," 15 Mar. 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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US : a usually informal basketball practice

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