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Thursday, August 4, 2016

To shoot some hoops


 
Context  #1: 

I just want to relax this weekend. I don't want to study. I don't want to clean or do laundry. I just want to relax. Maybe I'll watch something on Netflix or take a long nap. I might call up some friends and shoot some hoops if the weather is nice. 


Context #2:

We just returned from the LA Lakers NBA game in Downtown Los Angeles. It was so exciting! Basketball is my favorite sport and I can't wait to join a team so I can shoot some hoops with my friends!





Explanation:

To shoot some hoops means to play basketball. The sport of basketball is played with a ball and the object of the game is to get the ball through a hoop by throwing the ball. The verb shoot  is used the same as throw. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks a whole freaking lot for sharing another awesome American idiom, guys ... You kick major ass ... We love you ... Keep up the good work ...

    Russian ESL students
    Moscow

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