score an own goal


score an own goal
score an own goal (informal)
To do something unintentionally to one's own disadvantage
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  • Own goal — An own net occurs in goal scoring games when a player scores a goal that is registered against his or her own team. It is usually accidental, and may be a result of an attempt at defensive play that failed or was spoiled by opponents. The term… …   Wikipedia

  • own goal — own goals 1) N COUNT: usu sing In sport, if someone scores an own goal, they accidentally score a goal for the team they are playing against. [BRIT] Southampton took the lead through a Richard Shaw own goal after only 30 seconds. 2) N COUNT: usu… …   English dictionary

  • own goal — n BrE 1.) a ↑goal that you accidentally score against your own team without intending to in a game of football, ↑hockey etc 2.) informal an action or remark that has the opposite effect from what you intended ▪ The minister s admission turned out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • own goal — noun count usually singular BRITISH 1. ) a goal you accidentally score against your own team 2. ) something you do that accidentally harms you, often when you intended to harm someone else …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • own goal — UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms own goal : singular own goal plural own goals British 1) a goal that you accidentally score against your own team 2) something you do that accidentally harms you, often when you intended to… …   English dictionary

  • own goal — noun (C) BrE 1 a goal that you accidentally score 2 (1) against your own team without intending to in a game of football, hockey etc 2 informal an action or remark that has the opposite effect from what you intended: the minister s spectacular… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˌown ˈgoal — noun [C] British 1) a goal that you accidentally score against your own team 2) something you do that accidentally harms you …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Goal (sport) — Goal refers to a method of scoring in many sports. It can also refer to the physical structure or area of the playing surface in which a score is made. Method of ScoringIn some sports, the goal is the sole method of scoring, and in these sports,… …   Wikipedia

  • Goal (ice hockey) — A goal in ice hockey provides a team with one point. A goal is scored when a puck completely crosses the goal line within the goal frameMethod of scoringThe object of the game of hockey is to score more goals than the opposing team. Goaltenders… …   Wikipedia

  • Goal of the Year (Germany) — The Goal of the Year in Germany is, like the Goal of the Month (), the Goal of the Decade and Goal of the Century , an individual soccer award selected by spectators of the Sportschau (ARD German TV), among spectatular or important soccer goals… …   Wikipedia


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