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Hit or kick (something) hard and wildly:‘he blootered the ball over the bar’
- ‘This time he blootered the ball high and wide of the target.’
- ‘He wasn't impressed by goalkicks being blootered up the park, immediately ceding possession to opponents, but he was less effusive about Scotland's physicality.’
- ‘As the support and every other onlooker held their breath, it was Wilkie who blootered it clear before the Dutchmen could pounce.’
- ‘Compare and contrast three hours on the course and the time and space to think about every shot in your bag with half an hour on the range blootering a bucket of balls into the middle distance.’
- ‘‘You can run at someone and blooter them,’ enthuses Scotland's most capped winger, Kenny Logan.’
- ‘A ball played in by Neil Janczyk rolled through legs and under feet before arriving at Andy Webster, who blootered a low shot into the net from close range.’
- ‘I can remember, instant by instant, my feelings as Tom Boyd emerged from defence with the ball, the increasing anxiety of the crowd as they implored him to blooter it anywhere.’
- ‘Young subalterns would, apparently, signal the start of an advance by nipping up from the trench and blootering the ball at the enemy lines.’
- ‘We get the ball, a couple of passes and we blooter it up the park.’
- ‘The ball was blootered in the air so often in the initial stages it was surprising not to hear it squealing in agony.’
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