pump one's fist

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pump one's fist

  1. To thurst forward one's fist, as in celebration.
    • 2011 January 29, Piers Newbery, “Australian Open: Kim Clijsters beats Li Na in final”, BBC:
      A nail-biting final set appeared to be unfolding but it was Li who buckled under the pressure, giving up another break of serve with a double fault and a wayward backhand in game four, and Clijsters pumped her fist as she closed in on victory.

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