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quarterback

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: American football
quarterbackquar‧ter‧back1 /ˈkwɔːtəbæk $ ˈkwɔːrtər-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DSAthe player in American football who directs the team’s attacking play and passes the ball to the other players at the start of each attack2 Monday morning quarterback
Examples from the Corpus
quarterbackBut a quarterback has to have an internal alarm that goes off.He will be picked on, as always, but by quarterbacks with credentials roughly matching his own.But all good quarterbacks have to have that kind of courage.Beyond that, the gossip is that he is not on speaking terms with his best player, quarterback Troy Aikman.Q: Who has the best winning percentage over a career as a starting quarterback for the 49ers?Putting together a solid running game, which will keep defensive linemen from teeing off on the quarterback.Teams are allowed to dress only 45 players, plus an emergency, third quarterback, for a game.
quarterbackquarterback2 verb American English 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive]DSF to play in the position of quarterback in American football2 [transitive] informalORGANIZE to organize or direct an activity, event etc 🔊 She quarterbacked the new sales campaign.→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionaryquarterbackquar‧ter‧back /ˈkwɔːtəbækˈkwɔːrtər-/ verb [transitive] American English informal to organize or be in charge of an activity or eventJPMS quarterbacked the selling effort of a Wall Street syndicate.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
quarterback (AmE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyquarterback (AmE)
he, she, itquarterbacks (AmE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyquarterbacked (AmE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave quarterbacked
he, she, ithas quarterbacked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad quarterbacked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill quarterback
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have quarterbacked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam quarterbacking
he, she, itis quarterbacking
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you, we, theyare quarterbacking
Past
I, he, she, itwas quarterbacking
you, we, theywere quarterbacking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been quarterbacking
he, she, ithas been quarterbacking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been quarterbacking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be quarterbacking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been quarterbacking
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