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1An unlawful blow that lands below an opponent's waist:‘the referee hadn't seen the low blow and declined to call a timeout’
- ‘The only blemish to Freitas' night was a point deduction for a low blow in round number ten.’
- ‘Ref Rudy Charles went down and Jarrett hit Rhodes with a low blow and got Charles' belt.’
- ‘In round 8 Yates again interfered in the action when he deducted a point off of Soto-Karas for an inadvertent low blow.’
- ‘Ottke was left gasping for breath by an accidental low blow in the ninth.’
- ‘Then in the eighth round Ruiz had to wait five minutes to resume after another Johnson low blow.’
- ‘At one point Tito threw a low blow which entitled Mayorga to a five minute rest.’
- ‘In the twelfth McGuigan, flailing away in apparent desperation, was penalized a point by referee Richard Steele for a low blow.’
- ‘Again, Garcia was warned by referee Sam Garza for throwing a low blow.’
- ‘He scored a knockdown and Trinidad got penalized a point for a low blow.’
- 1.1 A comment or tactic regarded as unfair or unkind:‘his mockery of Elizabeth's work seemed like a low blow’
- ‘And it's very hard to see where discussing his misuse of federal education money was somehow a low blow.’
- ‘For a group who had built professional pride around their status as safety and security professionals it was the ultimate low blow.’
- ‘But having him degrade you in such a way, I think, was a low blow.’
- ‘They will say that criticism of his record on security-related issues unfairly impugns his patriotism and is therefore a low blow.’
- ‘Workers have copped the ultimate low blow - being forced to teach their Brazilian successors tricks-of-the-trade during their last weeks at the plant.’
- ‘The SNP supporter then struck a low blow, musing that it would cost less to hire him to make films in Scotland than it was costing to build the new parliament.’
- ‘To terrorize celebrities' parents because they are more vulnerable is a low blow.’
- ‘That move was described by her colleagues as a low blow.’
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