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  • n. The action of continuously bouncing a soccer ball in the air without the use of the hands.


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  • I flip the ball up and play a bit of keepie-uppie.

    Angry Young Man

  • Halfway through he breaks his keepie-uppie record of 139.

    T.J. and the hat-trick & T.J. and the penalty by Theo Walcott

  • The boys are active, playing football or keepie-uppie or engaged in mock or genuine fights, dead-arming each other or swinging each other around by their bags.

    The Redleys

  • Deasy were having a great time playing two-touch keepie-uppie with a ball they found.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • I think Bondy was well impressed with my keepie-uppie skills - that was until one of the Wembley groundsmen came over and confiscated our ball!

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • After all, how many football lovers can say they have stood out on the hallowed Wembley pitch and played keepie-uppie?

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • Keepie-uppie nonsense ... doesn't make a great player, true, but great players do tend to be quite good at keepie-uppie nonsense.

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • You see all these kids on various TV shows, doing all this Fancy Dan "soccer skillz" keepie-uppie nonsense; then, as soon as you put them in a professional environment, all of a sudden you find they can't thread a pass, or trap the ball, or control it properly, or shoot straight - hooking and slicing the ball with alarming regularity.

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • The overly relaxed nature of Arsenal's display continued at the break with Wenger's substitutes indulging in a gentle game of keepie-uppie. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Those frowning teenage skinheads you see representing the home nations in the Victory Shield on Sky Sports are still tall boys who like to send long, to get rid and to generally trample all over Sir Trevor's six-step mini-futsal golf ball keepie-uppie programme.

    The Guardian World News


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