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adverb & adjective
Travelling towards a particular place, especially when returning to the original point of departure.[as adjective] ‘inbound traffic’[as adverb] ‘we have three enemy planes inbound on bearing two ninety’
Throw (the ball) from out of bounds, putting it into play.‘Ohio State inbounded the ball against the swarming defenders’
- ‘You can be content to merely get the ball inbounded safely, or you can plan to score on the play.’
- ‘The Cougars inbounded the ball with two seconds remaining but were unable to get a shot.’
- ‘With 10 seconds to play in OT and the Heat down two, Miami inbounded the ball.’
- ‘In the end, the Heat inbounded the ball with less than three seconds left, and the score tied.’
- ‘The most common event is inbounding the ball, either from the baseline or the sideline.’
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