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What does the phrase "get purchase" mean in this sentence?

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Brentford 0-2 Arsenal
Half a chance for Brentford as Bryan Mbeumo beats Gabriel in the area but can't get enough purchase on the header.

Posted : 22/09/2022 5:46 am
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To get purchase on the ball means to hit it cleanly and with power. In this example the player did not hit the ball well enough to get power so the shot did not trouble the keeper.

Posted : 23/09/2022 4:58 pm

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