[Ads-l] another of those zero-derived deverbal nouns

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 23 00:46:04 UTC 2015

In football, a runner or quarterback successfully escaping from adversaries is said to "break contain".  Don't know if we had that one in our collections (ask, reveal, fail, etc.).

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