American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Football Accomplished by a ball carrier against opposition that is widely scattered over the field: broken-field running.
- adj. varying in direction suddenly and frequently
“I ran through the trees like a broken-field quarterback, crashing over the undergrowth, weaving through the tree trunks directly at them.”
“The young man is Duddy Kravitz, a Sammy Glick by any other name, but a broken-field runner rather than one with his eye on the long distance crown.”
“But the slow-moving crowd of idlers in the crooked street forced them to weave in and out like broken-field runners in a football stadium.”
“Not in the least winded, Anderson segued into John Coltrane's "Central Part West," a cooled-down proposition not without a segment so challenging that Anderson's fleet tooting brought to mind an amazing display of broken-field running.”
“During that stretch, he completed nine of nine passes for 72 yards, and his broken-field running kept USC guessing.”
“Helms, ever courtly, thanked me -- and off I didn't walk but ran, darting around people, through the concourse, down escalators and stairs, like a broken-field runner in a pick-up football game.”
“But the Cardinals couldn't take control until Boldin turned a short catch on third-and-20 into a 54-yard, broken-field TD rumble, avoiding five tackles and eventually diving into the end zone with 10: 45 to play.”
“Caralyn tore after her, weaving like a broken-field runner.”
“And I was practicing catching that pass, not broken-field running.”
“When it sees my legs shuffling for a grip on the rock, it resorts to broken-field running.”
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