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defensive

(dĭ-fĕn′sĭv)
adj.
1. Intended or appropriate for defending; protective.
2. Psychology Constantly protecting oneself from criticism, exposure of one's shortcomings, or other real or perceived threats to the ego.

de·fen′sive·ly adv.
de·fen′sive·ness n.

defensive

(dĕ-fen′siv)
1. Defending; protecting from injury.
2. In behavioral health, inordinately self-protective, esp. in response to criticism or inquiries by others.
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For example, if the defensive coach is concerned about a possible trap play to the strong side, he may be hesitant about calling a Strong slant.
Aside from the "clearly defensive message" of Tel Hai, the only piece of evidence Shapira adduces for the genuineness of the "defensive ethos" was Ben-Gurion's allegedly tireless efforts to "forge an alliance between Arab and Jewish workers.
Arming your company Once the CFO and the other members of the special team have a good grasp of the company's vulnerabilities, they should undertake a careful review of the defensive measures already in place and determine whether additional measures are appropriate.
This second defensive stunt can evolve from any of the previous defensive alignments only after the initial inbounded pass.
0 ypg), all of which was accomplished with an entirely new starting unit in the defensive secondary.
Regardless of the overall defensive philosophy a team subscribes to, coaches and players should understand that the seeds of victory or defeat can be sown in the Coming Out Area.
Virtual DDC requires employees to pass 17 different interactive simulations, including: basic defensive driving concepts (featuring NSC's Collision Prevention Formula), the proper use of occupant restraint systems, how physical and emotional conditions affect driving ability, dealing with uncontrollable driving conditions, the top six unsafe driving behaviors, and defensive driving techniques for dealing with driving hazards and risks.
Although he missed several defensive checks, Bosworth finished with five tackles and showed his ability to pursue to the ball carrier.
The use of the specific defensive numbers will allow the defensive team to operate any of the full-court defenses before retreating into a half-court defense.
Nick Holt was 5-18 in two seasons at Idaho before returning this season to work for Carroll as USC's defensive coordinator.
The first digit of the defensive call indicates the full-court defense, while the second digit selects the half-court defense.
Navy has awarded BAE SYSTEMS North America a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract worth an estimated $46 million for the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasure System (IDECM) Radio Frequency Countermeasures system (RFCM).