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lay_off (verb)


  1. [Kottila]PASSER unselfishly laid off [for Petri Oravainen]RECIPIENT , but his effort was cleared off the line by a combination of goalkeeper Liran Strauber and John Pantsil. [79237 / p4]
  2. [Substitute Yohan Cabaye]RECIPIENT was neatly laid off with time and space to shoot but he blasted over seconds before the final whistle, ensuring there is nothing between the teams ahead of the conclusion of the tie at the Stade Villeneuve d'Ascq on 24 February. [79938 / p7]
  3. There were 26 minutes on the clock when [Horshkov]PASSER , Archavin's fellow tormentor-in-chief, ran at the Crvena Zvezda defence before laying [the ball]BALL off [to Archavin]RECIPIENT who side-footed it past the onrushing Crvena Zvezda goalkeeper Vladimir Dišljenkovic. [79600 / p4]
  4. [Christian Poulsen]PASSER won the ball in midfield and laid [it]BALL off [to Kobiashvili]RECIPIENT , who burst through the centre before firing powerfully beyond Pascal Zuberbühler from 25 minutes on eight minutes. [79693 / p6]
  5. One biting challenge from Bixente Lizarazu put Claudio Pizarro in control and when [he]PASSER laid [the ball]BALL off [to Ballack]RECIPIENT the shot he unleashed was fierce and true - and might have given Jens Lehmann a problem had Patrick Vieira not got in the way. [1081504 / p4]

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Frame elements

BALL [Ball] PASSER [Player] RECIPIENT [Player]

laid off Kottilafor Petri Oravainen
was laid off Substitute Yohan Cabaye
laying off the ballHorshkovto Archavin
laid off itChristian Poulsento Kobiashvili
laid off the ballheto Ballack