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home run in Baseball topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhome runˌhome ˈrun noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DSBa long hit in baseball which allows the player who hits the ball to run around all the bases and get a point 🔊 I didn’t think I could hit a home run.
Examples from the Corpus
home runIn one of the awful sports cliches politicians love so much, he had to hit a home run.Such a blow was now a home run.A home run by Mark McLemore in the fifth was the only dent Texas was able to lay on him.In three-plus seasons, Piazza has averaged one home run for every 15. 8 at-bats.It was a personal home run, but a fashion base hit.hit ... home runIn 1987, Mr Salvigsen again hit a home run when he forecast that interest rates would spike up.He claimed that from the third inning he had the feeling he was going to hit a home run.