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own goalnoun [C]

uk   /ˌəʊn ˈɡəʊl/  us   /ˌoʊn ˈɡoʊl/ UK
in ​sport, a ​point that a ​playerscores by ​mistake against ​their own ​team: Our ​teamlost when we scored an own ​goal late in the second ​half.
something that you do that gives you a ​disadvantage and ​helps someone ​else, ​even if this is the ​opposite of what you ​intended
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