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free thrownoun [C]

uk   /ˌfriː ˈθrəʊ/ us   /ˌfriː ˈθroʊ/
in basketball, an opportunity to score extra points 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 foul committed by a member of the other team
(Definition of free throw from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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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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