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“free throw” in British English

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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)

“free throw” in American English

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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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