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a run made by a player toward the goal line of the opponents after receiving a kick, intercepting a pass, or recovering an opponent's fumble.
the distance covered in making such a run.
the space on a tennis court between the base line and the backstop.
noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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