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"free throw" in British English

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free thrownoun [C]

uk   us  
in basketball, an ​opportunity to ​scoreextrapoints that is given to a ​member of one ​team if a ​player from the other ​team has ​broken a ​rule
(Definition of free throw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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free thrownoun [C]

 us   /ˈfri ˌθroʊ/
(in ​basketball) an ​opportunity or ​attempt to ​score one or more ​points without ​opposition because of a ​foulcommitted by a ​member of the other ​team
(Definition of free throw from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “free throw”
in Chinese (Simplified) (篮球比赛中的)罚球…
in Chinese (Traditional) (籃球比賽中的)罰球…
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