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waste (verb)


  1. Besiktas eventually reduced the deficit two minutes from time when Tümer Metin fired past Berti with an impressive effort from outside the penalty area, but [the midfield player]PLAYER wasted [a wonderful opportunity]OPPORTUNITY moments later when shooting wide of the target from six metres as Carmignani's side held on. [79727 / p8]
  2. There was still time for [Meijer]PLAYER to waste [the easiest chance of the game to make it 3-0]OPPORTUNITY, mis-kicking from close range after more good work on the left from Michalke. [79770 / p8]
  3. The Israeli Premier League side responded accordingly with some impressive attacking football, only for [Tamir Cohen]PLAYER to waste [an excellent chance to double their lead on the night]OPPORTUNITY. [79369 / p4]

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OPPORTUNITY [Opportunity] PLAYER [Player]

wasted a wonderful opportunitythe midfield player
to waste the easiest chance of the...Meijer
to waste an excellent chance to do...Tamir Cohen