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English definition of “own goal”

own goal

noun [C] uk   UK us  
in sport, a point that a player scores by mistake against their own team: Our team lost when we scored an own goal late in the second half.General terms used in ball sports something that you do which gives you a disadvantage and helps someone else, even if this is the opposite of what you intendedCausing difficulties for oneself or others
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