- any of various offensive plays in which teammates form a protective formation around the ball carrier, pass receiver, shooter, etc.
- any of various defensive plays in which teammates conceal or block an opposing ball carrier, pass receiver, shooter, or the goal, basket, net, etc., itself.
verb (used with object)
- to show (a motion picture), especially to an invited audience, as of exhibitors and critics.
- to photograph with a motion-picture camera; film.
- to adapt (a story, play, etc.) for presentation as a motion picture.
verb (used without object)
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Every squish of flesh when you turn your blade will be heard from the controller’s speakers, all timed perfectly to your on-screen action.‘Demon’s Souls’ review: The ideal PlayStation 5 launch game|Gene Park|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
But, if we were to throwback to 27 years ago, the choices were far and few when it came to seeing us on screen and not having been added in as an afterthought.7 Things We Learned From the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reunion|cmurray|November 20, 2020|Essence.com
As for his refusal to look at anyone’s screens, that’s a barrier to sharing and bonding, yes — but so is the attention to phones that produces the awareness of things you want to show him.Carolyn Hax: Cellphones push his buttons, and he pushes back|Carolyn Hax|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
She was staring at the screen with her little hand up trying to get the teacher’s attention.Distance learning was a disaster. So I decided to teach my daughter myself.|Tracey Lewis-Giggetts|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The Round-Up Saloon has a country-western theme with a dance floor and video screens.
Lee and Coogan did briefly meet with the pope, with pictures to prove it, but no one at the Vatican officially screened the film.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At that unlucky moment, his call was being randomly screened.
The commissioner—no idea how or whether applicants were screened for racial biases.
Redmayne ran into Hawking right before he was screened the film in London.Eddie Redmayne’s Time Has Come: On His Heartrending Turn as Stephen Hawking and Benedict Bromance|Marlow Stern|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The law requires those screened to explain their properties and assets – along with those of their families.
Mrs. McAllister kept an eye on them from the screened porch without their knowledge.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
Opening a door on the left of the corridor, Mrs. Sin displayed a room screened off into three sections.Dope|Sax Rohmer
With difficulty his almost imperceptible spark of life had been screened and fanned into a dim and flickering flame.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
From top to bottom the bedroom windows were discreetly screened by lace curtains tied up with coloured ribbon.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
If the mixing is to be done by hand the materials must be screened to remove any unslaked lumps of lime.