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Kick (something) backwards with the heel:‘Johnson back-heeled the ball’
- ‘It looked like the defender was doing all right, and then he back-heeled it into the net.’
- ‘Two minutes later they scored again, Harris impudently back-heeling the ball home following a goalmouth scramble.’
- ‘He tries to be clever, trying to back-heel his way out of his own corner, but succeeds only in giving away a corner.’
- ‘And he really stirred up the opposition crowd the day he ran into an open goal, placed the ball on the ground and back-heeled it through for a goal!’
- ‘He flicked the ball over one defender, then back-heeled it over another and hit a fierce volley into the net.’
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