Definitions

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  • v. To throw a pass that falls short of the receiver. (May take either the thrown pass or the receiver as its direct object.)

Etymologies

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under- +‎ throw

Examples

  • The first interception came on an underthrow from the end zone in the second quarter.

    USATODAY.com

  • "underthrow," for which my little nephew, I hear, is famous.

    Round the World

  • But when he missed, he missed badly - including an underthrow to Paul Chaney Jr. that Maine picked off at its own 3.

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  • The next two Favre interceptions came with Green Bay in comeback mode - one an overthrow intended for Chris Francies that Marcus Trufant intercepted, and the second an underthrow that resulted in Kelly Jennings 'first career pick with 3: 46 to go.

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  • Will underthrow some of deep balls, especially when rolling out where he used to lower his release point, but some minor mechanic refinement cured him of that problem in 2004. ...

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  • We had a good bead on what they're going to do there in the third quarter and James ran a nice post route and I didn't underthrow him too bad and he ran in for a touchdown.

    The Seattle Times

  • You don't want to underthrow it, or overthrow it.''

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  • Or if the Buffalo Bills, on first down at the Giants' 27 late in a tie game, didn't eschew the smart-money strategy of running the clock and positioning themselves for a field goal, allowing Harvard-educated Ryan Fitzpatrick to underthrow Stevie Johnson down the left sideline.

    The Seattle Times

  • On the very next play, Manning went right back to Cruz only to underthrow him, allowing cornerback Carlos Rogers to step in front for the interception.

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  • "You underthrow one just a hair and they intercept it," Rivers said.

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