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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of whiff.


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  • Malkin looked as though he might miss getting the hat trick when he whiffed from the side of the net during a Penguins power play late in the third.

  • I was going to clear it and, I guess, right in the middle of my shot, I just kind of whiffed on it.

    National Hockey League - Panthers vs. Lightning

  • I can't understand how Tom feels that the panel "whiffed" on these selections.

  • I kind of whiffed on Wade Davis, but he was 6-1 in the second half of the season with a 3.28 e.r.a.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Prune: Sir/madam, I think your posts here typically are straight to the point, quantitative, and spot on; HOWEVER, I'm really puzzled because you whiffed on this one.

    Candid Comments on the Constellation Program - NASA Watch

  • The Nets have been in hot pursuit of Anthony ever since they whiffed mightily in free agency and Anthony refused to sign a three-year, $65-million extension with the Nuggets last summer.

    Carmelo Anthony headed to New Jersey?

  • She gave an articulate, hilarious speech, while most of the other journos - who are more embedded in, and dependent on the industry - played nice, or just whiffed it.

    Kicking The Dog

  • The New York Yankees whiffed on their biggest targets.

    Offseason winners and losers

  • After taking advantage of teams that whiffed in their pursuits of LeBron James and/or Dwyane Wade, Grunfeld wasn't gloating about using the cap space to get Kirk Hinrich, Yi and Kevin Seraphin, but he certainly felt justified in taking that path.

    Ernie Grunfeld: "This freshness is exciting to me"

  • More stunning: Gano, subbing for regular punter Josh Bidwell - who was injured in warm-ups - had his first punt blocked by St. Louis receiver Dominique Curry, who got into the backfield after backup running back Keiland Williams whiffed on a block.

    Redskins draw to within 14-13


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