post up

posted up; posting up; posts 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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The suit claims Forever 21 left some of the unauthorized posts up until at least April 17, 2019, despite requests beginning in February that all of them be removed. Sandra Gonzalez, CNN, "Ariana Grande sues Forever 21 over ads featuring 'look-alike model'," 3 Sep. 2019 These seven destinations are at the top of every travel buff's list, and CNN Travel has the lowdown on the best times to go and the best places to post up for those once-in-a-lifetime vacation pics. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A boy's uplifting challenge, some heroic first responders and a ducky derby," 10 Aug. 2019 But even if Embiid prevents Rozier from shooting, and Rozier makes the extra pass to Tatum, the Celtics have Horford in position to post up on Redick on the low block. David Murphy,, "Two plays that show what Brett Brown must fix in Game 2 | David Murphy," 3 May 2018 Those who take to the field and post up in assigned positions to await the grouse driven by local common folks are dressed in handsome field clothing and conduct themselves properly, lest they be asked to leave. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Well-heeled Brits have the ‘Glorious Twelfth,’ but Alaska bird hunters have it better," 14 Aug. 2019 The chef Roy Choi posted up at the counter of Abby’s Diner in Los Angeles recently. Sheila Marikar, The New Yorker, "What’s in a Woke McRib?," 15 July 2019 At any time, players can post up on the steps of a cathedral to cast spells and drink potions to strengthen their game. Lily Jackson |,, "Wizards in the Bible Belt: New game poses question of fun versus faith," 29 June 2019 Devine is quite high, having posted up for the weekend with the rest of the judges to try every single entrant of pot, edible, oil, preroll, drink, and vape pen. Amanda Chicago Lewis, The Verge, "Big Alcohol is pouring," 30 July 2019 There will be no guessing who dad wants to win when he is posted up in front of the TV in this plush recliner that features a team logo on the headrest, and name on the footrest. NBC News, "18 Father's Day gifts for every type of dad (and every budget)," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of post up

1974, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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