full'-court press'

Pronunciation: (fool'kôrt", -kōrt"), [key]
1. Basketball.a tactic of harassing, close-guarding defense in which the team without the ball pressures the opponent man-to-man the entire length of the court in order to disrupt dribbling or passing and force a turnover: Suddenly behind by eighteen points, they went to a full-court press.
2. a vigorous attack or offensive.

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