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  1. 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

verbbully off
  1. (intr, adverb) to restart play after a stoppage with a bully-off

Origin of bully-off

C19: perhaps from bully scrum in Eton football; of unknown origin
  • Often shortened to: bully

Words Nearby bully-off

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How to use bully-off in a sentence

  • At exactly eleven, the center forwards, Blossom and Veronica, began the bully-off.

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