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bully-off

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noun
a method by which a game is restarted after a stoppage. Two opposing players stand with the ball between them and alternately strike their sticks together and against the ground three times before trying to hit the ball
verb bully off
(intr, adverb) to restart play after a stoppage with a bully-off
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Often shortened to: bully
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Word Origin for bully-off

C19: perhaps from bully scrum in Eton football; of unknown origin
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