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English definition of “own goal”

own goal

noun [C]     UK
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
(Definition of own goal noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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