post up


Definition of post up 

intransitive verb

: to take up a position against a defender in the post in basketball while standing with one's back to the basket

transitive verb

: to post up against (a defender) in basketball

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Our editors will do their best to keep this post up to date with current sales throughout Prime Day 2018. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "All the Biggest 2018 Amazon Prime Day Sales Happening Right Now," 16 July 2018 After all, this is a great, cozy spot to post up and catch up on work. Melissa Kravitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Best Coffee Shops in Dublin," 20 June 2018 The Lehigh Valley IronPigs is the latest team to post up a billboard asking LeBron James to join them during free agency. Jenna West,, "Phillies Triple A Team Wants LeBron James to Play Minor League Baseball Like Michael Jordan," 10 May 2018 However, one of the best ways to experience Ghent is posting up at a restaurant on the water, ordering moules-frites, and kicking back with a good beer (Belgian, of course). Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places to Go This Summer That Won't Be Full of Tourists," 11 May 2018 The star has also been posting up a storm on Instagram of sultry selfies, but Jenner toned it down for tonight's award show. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner Arrived to the VMAs in a Classic White Blazer Dress," 21 Aug. 2018 Olivier Giroud, the center-forward, was instructed to post up like an NBA big man, dishing the ball to teammates instead of focusing on scoring goals. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Paul Pogba: The Player Who Embodies France’s World Cup Evolution," 16 July 2018 Can shoot off the dribble, post up smaller players, attack gaps and get to the basket. Heather Boehm,, "Hawks Select Luka Doncic with No. 3 Pick in 2018 NBA Draft, Reportedly Traded to Mavs," 21 June 2018 Silverlake Wine brings selections for tastings, food trucks post up with a variety of options, and KCRW DJs provide the tunes. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of post up

1974, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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