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
Recent Examples of layup from the Web
Justin Patton, Creighton The video editor apparently didn’t feel the need to mix in any crisp layups.
Stefanovic, a Purdue recruit, stole a pass and scored on another layup on the next possession.
Later, James drove to the hoop, absorbed contact and scored on a layup.
Her attempted layup with 1:55 left just rolled off.
James shook it off, got up and moments later drove for a layup.
Curry dribbled all over the place and ran a circle around James, then drove left through the paint and beat him to the rim for a right-handed layup over James' outstretched arm.
Curry finished with a triple-double and during one possession dribbled around and then danced right past LeBron James for a layup.
With under a minute left in the match, Golden acres led 12-9 and had possession until the Ducks' Terrell Loray stole the ball, hit a layup and was fouled.
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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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