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

Examples of post up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eric Curry and Brandon Johnson, who have split time at the power forward spot, scored on consecutive post up possessions to extend the Gophers’ lead to 49-39 with 17:16 left. Marcus Fuller, Star Tribune, "Gophers rally from slow start to beat Loyola Marymount 88-73," 28 Nov. 2020 That’s a 4-foot long stick, 2.5 inches longer than normal and tall enough to post up Spud Webb. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's Morning Line: The Cincinnati Reds don't play in Trevor Bauer's league anymore," 11 Nov. 2020 At the corner of South Main and Hill St., Holzhausen would post up on game days before 7 a.m. to get the party started, welcoming hundreds to his tailgate. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football fan has been to every home game since 1964. The streak ends Saturday.," 30 Oct. 2020 Each banning action, like removing doctors’ Covid advice from YouTube, must come with a specific explanation, else leave the post up. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "No Quick Fix for Social Media Bias," 18 Oct. 2020 The Wolverines relied heavily on their center on offense, both to set screens, finish at the rim and post up. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball enters new era. Here's the plan to replace what was lost," 14 Oct. 2020 Making the decision to leave Trump’s post up was one thing; justifying the decision was another. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself," 12 Oct. 2020 Both players are long, athletic forwards who can drive the lane, post up and shoot threes. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, "Xavier Musketeers basketball lands its second 2021 commitment in Elijah Tucker," 14 Aug. 2020 Hodgins was a dominant physical receiver who could post up a defender one-on-one and win many battles. oregonlive, "Oregon State 2020 football position preview: Receivers group has improved speed, but does it include the next Isaiah Hodgins?," 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of post up

1974, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Post up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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