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 Wahl likely is too quick for Colgate centers Keegan Records and Jeff Woodward and Crowl could post up any forward the Raiders have. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2022 Wright has instilled several ideals: emphasizing program players over individual stars, running an offensive system that features guards who can post up and shoot, placing team defense, rebounding and culture over personal branding. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2022 Banchero has the size to post up smaller players, can shoot from the perimeter and beat defenders off the dribble. John Marshall, ajc, 28 Mar. 2022 Banchero has the size to post up smaller players, can shoot from the perimeter and beat defenders off the dribble. John Marshall,, 28 Mar. 2022 While Indiana is used to defending the post, given the many great post players in the Big Ten, not many teams in its league post up guards as much as Wyoming will. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 14 Mar. 2022 That’s why head coach Steve Kerr has asked Thompson to post up more on the low block. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Feb. 2022 The fourth location in Virginia will post up in the Crystal City neighborhood of the National Landing district in Arlington. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 3 Feb. 2022 In the clip, the two rappers post up with an entourage of pals outside a packing store in the 1017 Records founder’s home base of Atlanta. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 25 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of post up

1974, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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2 May 2022

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“Post up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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