In competitive forensics, to spread is to speak very quickly, esp. in debate rounds.
Jeff: Could you understand what that debater was saying?
Diana: No, he was spreading too quickly.
In competitive forensics, to break is to advance past preliminary rounds to elimination rounds.
Eliz: Hey, did you break
to quarterfinals in debate?
Mike: No, Ash and I dropped in octafinals.
In competitive forensics, to picket fence is to recieve only scores of 1 (the highest score) in all speech rounds.
Sarah: How did you do at the Jack Howe tournament?
David: I picket fenced it!
In competitive forensics, to drop means to lose a round, esp. in elimination rounds.
Irma: Did you win that last round?
JJ: No, I dropped.
In competitive forensics, to pick up means to win a round.
Dharshan: I heard you won the last round?
Ben: Yeah, I picked up.