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See also: pump fake



pump-fake (third-person singular simple present pump-fakes, present participle pump-faking, simple past and past participle pump-faked)

  1. (sports) To pretend to throw or shoot the ball in order to make a defender react.
    • 2003 December 18, "Bush Won't Put Down New Football", The Onion, available in, 2005, Embedded in America, →ISBN, p. 51:
      "The way he pump-fakes it in the Oval Office is really distracting."


pump-fake (plural pump-fakes)

  1. (sports) Alternative spelling of pump fake