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free kick

noun, Soccer.
1.
an unhindered kick of a stationary ball, usually awarded to a player as the result of a foul committed by a player from the opposing team.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • No howler by the keeper, no muffed offside call, no melodramatic dive to set it all up with an unjustified free kick.
  • It can take an entire career to master the free kick.
British Dictionary definitions for free kick

free kick

noun
1.
(soccer) a place kick awarded for a foul or infringement, either direct, from which a goal may be scored, or indirect, from which the ball must be touched by at least one other player for a goal to be allowed
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