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    • Join Date: Apr 2008
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    accurate meaning of this sentence

    Hi teachers. this is a description about a soccer player, but I can't get the accurate meaning of the highlighted part .

    "He can use his lanky legs to outpace tiring defenders by running onto balls played over the top."

    is that the player runs faster than the defenders when the ball is passed toward him in the air? But I really don't know the highlighted part, Can you help me to figure out


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    Re: accurate meaning of this sentence

    Without more context, I would interpret this as meaning the balls are those that are kicked high and long, over the top of the players, and he [with his long legs] can run fast enough to reach them.

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