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To choke:

Wikipedia - Choke (sports): In sports, a "choke" is the failure of an athlete or an athletic team to win a game or tournament when the player or team had been strongly favored to win or had squandered a large lead in the late stages of the event.

So while Examples (Wikipedia - Choke (sports)):

  • In an American football playoff matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers on January 3, 1993, the Oilers blew a 32-point lead to lose in overtime, the largest in a playoff game in NFL history. Buffalo Bills fans referred to this playoff as The Comeback, but to the Houston Oilers and their fans, it was called, The Choke.

  • In the world of golf in 1996, Greg Norman led the US Masters by 6 strokes going into the final day only to shoot a final day 78 and lose by five strokes to Nick Faldo.

  • In hockey, four NHL teams have taken a 3–0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, only to lose 4–3 in the best-of-seven series: the 1942 Detroit Red Wings, 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins, 2010 Boston Bruins, and 2014 San Jose Sharks.

From Oxford Dictionary:

to choke: (in sports, informal): fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest owing to a failure of nerve: we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch

To choke:

Wikipedia - Choke (sports): In sports, a "choke" is the failure of an athlete or an athletic team to win a game or tournament when the player or team had been strongly favored to win or had squandered a large lead in the late stages of the event.

So while Examples (Wikipedia - Choke (sports)):

  • In an American football playoff matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers on January 3, 1993, the Oilers blew a 32-point lead to lose in overtime, the largest in a playoff game in NFL history. Buffalo Bills fans referred to this playoff as The Comeback, but to the Houston Oilers and their fans, it was called, The Choke.

  • In the world of golf in 1996, Greg Norman led the US Masters by 6 strokes going into the final day only to shoot a final day 78 and lose by five strokes to Nick Faldo.

  • In hockey, four NHL teams have taken a 3–0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, only to lose 4–3 in the best-of-seven series: the 1942 Detroit Red Wings, 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins, 2010 Boston Bruins, and 2014 San Jose Sharks.

From Oxford Dictionary:

to choke: (in sports, informal): fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest owing to a failure of nerve: we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch

To choke:

Wikipedia - Choke (sports): In sports, a "choke" is the failure of an athlete or an athletic team to win a game or tournament when the player or team had been strongly favored to win or had squandered a large lead in the late stages of the event.

From Oxford Dictionary:

to choke: (in sports, informal): fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest owing to a failure of nerve: we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch

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Wikipedia - Choke (sports): In sports, a "choke" is the failure of an athlete or an athletic team to win a game or tournament when the player or team had been strongly favored to win or had squandered a large lead in the late stages of the event.

ExamplesSo while Examples (Wikipedia - Choke (sports)):

  • In an American football playoff matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers on January 3, 1993, the Oilers blew a 32-point lead to lose in overtime, the largest in a playoff game in NFL history. Buffalo Bills fans referred to this playoff as The Comeback, but to the Houston Oilers and their fans, it was called, The Choke.

  • In the world of golf in 1996, Greg Norman led the US Masters by 6 strokes going into the final day only to shoot a final day 78 and lose by five strokes to Nick Faldo.

  • In hockey, four NHL teams have taken a 3–0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, only to lose 4–3 in the best-of-seven series: the 1942 Detroit Red Wings, 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins, 2010 Boston Bruins, and 2014 San Jose Sharks.

From Oxford Dictionary:

to choke: (in sports, informal): fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest owing to a failure of nerve: we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch

One thing that comes close is to choke:

Wikipedia - Choke (sports): In sports, a "choke" is the failure of an athlete or an athletic team to win a game or tournament when the player or team had been strongly favored to win or had squandered a large lead in the late stages of the event.

Examples (Wikipedia - Choke (sports)):

  • In an American football playoff matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers on January 3, 1993, the Oilers blew a 32-point lead to lose in overtime, the largest in a playoff game in NFL history. Buffalo Bills fans referred to this playoff as The Comeback, but to the Houston Oilers and their fans, it was called, The Choke.

  • In the world of golf in 1996, Greg Norman led the US Masters by 6 strokes going into the final day only to shoot a final day 78 and lose by five strokes to Nick Faldo.

  • In hockey, four NHL teams have taken a 3–0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, only to lose 4–3 in the best-of-seven series: the 1942 Detroit Red Wings, 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins, 2010 Boston Bruins, and 2014 San Jose Sharks.

From Oxford Dictionary:

to choke: (in sports, informal): fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest owing to a failure of nerve: we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch

To choke:

Wikipedia - Choke (sports): In sports, a "choke" is the failure of an athlete or an athletic team to win a game or tournament when the player or team had been strongly favored to win or had squandered a large lead in the late stages of the event.

So while Examples (Wikipedia - Choke (sports)):

  • In an American football playoff matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers on January 3, 1993, the Oilers blew a 32-point lead to lose in overtime, the largest in a playoff game in NFL history. Buffalo Bills fans referred to this playoff as The Comeback, but to the Houston Oilers and their fans, it was called, The Choke.

  • In the world of golf in 1996, Greg Norman led the US Masters by 6 strokes going into the final day only to shoot a final day 78 and lose by five strokes to Nick Faldo.

  • In hockey, four NHL teams have taken a 3–0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, only to lose 4–3 in the best-of-seven series: the 1942 Detroit Red Wings, 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins, 2010 Boston Bruins, and 2014 San Jose Sharks.

From Oxford Dictionary:

to choke: (in sports, informal): fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest owing to a failure of nerve: we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch

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One thing that comes close is "to choke"to choke:

Wikipedia - Choke (sports): In sports, a "choke" is the failure of an athlete or an athletic team to win a game or tournament when the player or team had been strongly favored to win or had squandered a large lead in the late stages of the event.

Examples (Wikipedia - Choke (sports)):

  • In an American football playoff matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers on January 3, 1993, the Oilers blew a 32-point lead to lose in overtime, the largest in a playoff game in NFL history. Buffalo Bills fans referred to this playoff as The Comeback, but to the Houston Oilers and their fans, it was called, The Choke.

  • In the world of golf in 1996, Greg Norman led the US Masters by 6 strokes going into the final day only to shoot a final day 78 and lose by five strokes to Nick Faldo.

  • In hockey, four NHL teams have taken a 3–0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, only to lose 4–3 in the best-of-seven series: the 1942 Detroit Red Wings, 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins, 2010 Boston Bruins, and 2014 San Jose Sharks.

From Oxford Dictionary:

In sports, informalto choke: (in sports, informal): fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest owing to a failure of nerve: we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch (oxford dictionary).

One thing that comes close is "to choke":

In sports, informal: fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest owing to a failure of nerve: we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch (oxford dictionary).

One thing that comes close is to choke:

Wikipedia - Choke (sports): In sports, a "choke" is the failure of an athlete or an athletic team to win a game or tournament when the player or team had been strongly favored to win or had squandered a large lead in the late stages of the event.

Examples (Wikipedia - Choke (sports)):

  • In an American football playoff matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers on January 3, 1993, the Oilers blew a 32-point lead to lose in overtime, the largest in a playoff game in NFL history. Buffalo Bills fans referred to this playoff as The Comeback, but to the Houston Oilers and their fans, it was called, The Choke.

  • In the world of golf in 1996, Greg Norman led the US Masters by 6 strokes going into the final day only to shoot a final day 78 and lose by five strokes to Nick Faldo.

  • In hockey, four NHL teams have taken a 3–0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, only to lose 4–3 in the best-of-seven series: the 1942 Detroit Red Wings, 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins, 2010 Boston Bruins, and 2014 San Jose Sharks.

From Oxford Dictionary:

to choke: (in sports, informal): fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest owing to a failure of nerve: we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch

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