Definition of full-court press noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    full-court press

    ; NAmE
    [singular] (North American English) Basketball
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  1. 1(in basketball) a way of attacking in which the members of a team stay close to their opponents over the whole area of play See related entries: Basketball
  2. 2(informal) a strong effort to influence somebody or a group of people by putting pressure on them Obama has been making a full-court press for Catholic voters.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: full-court press