Cutting off

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verb - Cutting off is to impede, obstruct, interfere or retard in movement or progress by swimming into, blocking, veering or pulling on legs (i.e., zipline), ankles, arms or shoulders of other swimmers during an open water swimming race. It is an example of physicality.

The swimmer was impeded by his competitor when he was cut off towards the end of the race.

Synonyms

impede, veering

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