This week’s English for football phrase is the phrasal verb ‘to see off‘. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. This post also features in our podcast show, along with a main report and our weekly predictions.
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To see off
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘to see off’, which means to repel an attack or to beat another team . This is used in football to describe a situation when one team beats another team after a tough struggle – it has been a close game and we don’t know which team is going to win until the end. In this week’s English League Cup matches Tottenham saw off the challenge from Hull City when they defeated them on penalties after a 2-2 draw. The game had been a close one with both teams battling hard for the winner but eventually Spurs were able to see off Hull to qualify for the next round. To see off.
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