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clearing
 n.— «He has noticed that Mr. Rumsfeld, 74, often wins points because, after hitting a shot, he does not get out of the way so his opponent has a chance to return the ball, a practice known in squash as “clearing.”» —“Rumsfeld Also Plays Hardball On Pentagon’s Squash Courts” by David S. Cloud New York Times Sept. 24, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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