advance

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act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand adumbration , foreshadowing , prefiguration
in advance ahead , before , earlier , sooner
game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays American football , American football game
advance payment ante
meeting arranged in advance appointment , date , engagement
social advance ascent
(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play ball carrier
interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan bank discount , discount , discount rate
barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the advance of an enemy) barricade
(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls base on balls , pass , walk
advance arrival or announcer bellwether , forerunner , harbinger , herald , precursor , predecessor
free advance to next round of competition bye
you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent bye , pass
advance notice giver for doom, disaster Cassandra
knowledge of something in advance of occurrence clairvoyance , cryptesthesia , ESP , extrasensory perception , precognition
fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone consideration , retainer
attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc. counterattack , countermove
advance on hands and knees crawl
group of people working together to advance certain cultural goals cultural movement
(American football) a complete play to advance the football down
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