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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In a futuristic setting complete with crystal sculptures and laser lights, Daft Punk posted up on their own podiums onstage (equipped with helmets, capes and all) while The Weeknd, dressed in all black and leather, worked the stage. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch The Weeknd Perform at the Grammy Awards," 13 Feb. 2017 Natural scorer who can finish in the lane and post up. Mike Jensen,, "Donte DiVincenzo, Omari Spellman decisions make for real challenges ahead for Villanova," 31 May 2018 Because the Rockets so often switch on screens, Harden has defended in the low post extensively this season, with players posting up against him averaging .73 points per possession. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Ryan Anderson’s injury shuffles Rockets' rotation at forward," 15 Apr. 2018 Jeff Green had got the post up, was able to drive middle and hit Kev on the right wing for another 3. Joe Vardon,, "LeBron James, Tyronn Lue found what Cavaliers need to keep advancing in playoffs," 29 Apr. 2018 Until then, post up with a drink from the garden bar or some gelato sold on-site by the neighborhood outpost Dolce. New York Times, "Free (or Cheap) Things to Do in NYC This Weekend," 5 July 2018 He posted up by the pool alongside collaborator Wallway Pack, who wore a safety-orange camo t-shirt, as well as a couple of models with cups full of liquor in hand. Tony Centeno, Billboard, "Moneybagg Yo and Wallway Pack Level Up In Their 'Nothin' To Somethin'' Video," 21 June 2018 Prior to the royal nuptials, the Middleton family posted up at The Goring Hotel, located just behind Buckingham Palace. Corynne Cirilli, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About the Middleton Family," 8 May 2018 Out of a timeout, MSU posted up Bridges, who drew Thomas’ second foul and converted a three-point play to put the Spartans up 44-40 with 42.5 ticks left. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Miles Bridges lights up LCA, leads Michigan State past Bucknell, 82-78," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of post up

1974, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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