look (someone) off

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look (someone) off

In sports, especially American football, to mislead an opponent with one's eyes as to one's intentions in a given play. Looking off the free safety, the quarterback made an incredible pass to his wide receiver down the center of the field.
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I think our forwards definitely have to look us off occasionally - we don't need the puck that often.