adverb or adjective
up·​field | \ ˈəp-ˈfēld How to pronounce upfield (audio) \

Definition of upfield

: in or into the part of the field toward which the offensive team is headed

Examples of upfield in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fad at the time was mimicking the Miami Hurricanes, just rushing upfield, aiming to sack quarterbacks and worrying about the run second. Jon Blau, Indianapolis Star, "IU football: New defensive line coach Kevin Peoples represents impressive coaching tree," 6 May 2020 In particular, Solomon Thomas has benefitted from looks that get him upfield more often. Albert Breer, SI.com, "What We Have Learned So Far From NFC West Training Camps," 13 Aug. 2019 On one particularly sharp sequence in the third quarter, Conway sprinted upfield and found Jenna Joseph, who fed Brennan near the net. Trevor Hass, BostonGlobe.com, "Notre Dame (Hingham) girls advance to Division 1 state final," 17 June 2019 And Argentina scrambles upfield again ..... 84’: Dangerous Free Kick for Nigeria After an Ighalo shot is stoned in close by Armani, Nigeria recovers and wins a free kick at the top of the box. Matthew Futterman And Andrew Das, New York Times, "Argentina Finds World Cup Salvation in Thriller Over Nigeria," 27 June 2018 Kylian Mbappé, Griezmann’s 19-year-old teammate, pointed with both hands at the penalty spot, urging the Uruguayan referee, Andrés Cunha, to award a foul, but Cunha waved away the French appeals as play raced back upfield. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "France Passes First World Cup Test. So Does V.A.R.," 17 June 2018 Tijuana came out strong in the second half, pushing its lines upfield, looking to move the ball. Ivan Orozco, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Red Bulls not fazed by their Tijuana trip," 7 Mar. 2018 As Bournemouth went upfield searching for the equaliser, Marcus Rashford - who has featured in every United game this season - came on to exploit the space afforded to him. SI.com, "Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth: Romelu Lukaku Responds to Critics With Headed Winner," 13 Dec. 2017 Barkley accepted a pitch from quarterback Trace McSorley, drew defenders in while starting to run upfield before pulling up and tossing a 16-yard touchdown to receiver DaeSean Hamilton. Tyler Donohue, ajc, "All-purpose production pushes Penn State star Saquon Barkley to top of Heisman Trophy hunt," 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of upfield

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Upfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upfield. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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