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  • n. A child's game in which players throw a ball or other similar object so as to prevent a selected player from catching it. When the selected player catches the thrown object, he or she trades places with whoever threw it in a manner that allowed it to be caught.


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  • Spiker's elaborate game of keep-away basketball could work with what should be a very young team next year.

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  • "The best drill for the kids of that age after 10, 12 years old is some real race, some game," said Mr. Nikiforov, who sometimes has players chase him across the ice or play a sophisticated version of keep-away.

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  • That sounds like a World Cup ad, but since media members aren't invited, I can't confirm whether or not Ronaldo was there, playing keep-away with TSA members.

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  • North Korea held its own for 45 minutes against the top-ranked U.S. women, who contented themselves with trying to play a slow-paced game of keep-away in the middle of the field.

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  • In total, the Flyers spent 18.6% 3:43 of the game's first period minutes playing keep-away, waiting for the Lightning's trap to collapse.

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  • A goofy German Shepherd was playing keep-away with my girlfriend's even goofier 7-year-old niece in the grass.

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  • Though New Orleans 'normally prolific offense managed only two field goals in the second quarter, the Saints played keep-away from Peyton Manning and the Colts.

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  • Reuters Barcelona's Lionel Messi FC Barcelona Barcelona, soccer's stylistic kings, use a dizzying touch-passing system that reduces the game to keep-away.

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  • "She will be held in the same conditions as her last stay, in a keep-away unit," L.A. Sheriff's Office spokesman Steve Whitmore told the magazine.

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  • The game of keep-away forces opponents to exhaust themselves as they give chase and end up watching helplessly when a pass through a tiny seam in the defense connects with the magic feet of David Villa or Lionel Messi, who finish with lethal effectiveness.

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