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 one shot, Steve and a new character Robin are seen working at the concession stand at the local movie theatre while Dustin looks perplexed posted up next to them. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer Is Finally Here and I Am Not Okay," 20 Mar. 2019 Whatever your fancy, plan on posting up here for an entire afternoon. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "For Authentic Ibiza, Visit in the Winter," 15 Feb. 2019 With 5:08 left in the third quarter, LaMarcus Aldridge posted up Vucevic near the left edge of the lane, pivoted for a turnaround jumper and sank it from 15 feet over Vucevic’s outstretched left hand. Josh Robbins,, "Magic's frustration level rises after Spurs crush them 108-72," 14 Mar. 2018 The Tigers could have the perfect undersized center in star Sophie Cunningham, who is 6-1 — the same size as former All-SEC MU forward Jordan Frericks — and loves to post up. Aaron Reiss, kansascity, "Mizzou Monday: How positionless can both Tigers basketball teams become? | The Kansas City Star," 14 May 2018 When James tried to post up Oladipo late in the third quarter, there was Collison to strip him from behind to put his team in transition. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers snap LeBron James' first-round success with 98-80 Game 1 victory," 15 Apr. 2018 Forget about the bone-chilling outdoor temperature and post up in the sauna. Lily Kupets, Vogue, "A Winter Weekend Destination You’ve Likely Overlooked: New Paltz, New York," 28 Dec. 2018 Get the best of both worlds by posting up at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate a 15-minute drive from the park. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 Who knows, maybe the creative Kerr will have Cousins camping behind the arc and Curry posting up low. Scott Ostler,, "Passion for golf has been with Stephen Curry since an early age," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of post up

1974, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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