layup

noun lay·up \ ˈlā-ˌəp \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of layup

1 : the action of laying up or the condition of being laid up
2 : a shot in basketball made from near the basket usually by playing the ball off the backboard

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First Known Use of layup

1845


lay up

verb

Definition of lay up

transitive verb
1 : to store up : lay by
2 : to disable or confine with illness or injury
  • a knee injury laid him up for a week
3 : to take out of active service

Examples of lay up in a Sentence

  1. an eating disorder that would impel her to lay up candy bars in her closet for all-night food binges

First Known Use of lay up

14th century


LAYUP Defined for English Language Learners

layup

noun

Definition of layup for English Language Learners

  • basketball : a shot made from a position that is very close to the basket


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