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Splash

verb; zero derivation new meaning
To make a three point shot in basketball. When a basketball goes through the net, especially when it does not hit the rim, it make a clear and loud watery sound. The basketball also causes the net to slightly swing upward, so metaphorically, this is as if the ball has splashed some water. The word is used primarily for making three point shot because the “Splash Brothers”, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are known to consistently make three point shots in a game.
 
"Their nickname is the 'Splash Brothers' for a reason," Miami Heat forward LeBron James said. (SunSentinel, Jan.1, 2014)
Etymology : zero derivation of “splash”, probably an alteration of "plash" with an intensive s-.
Last modified: 3 December 2016


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