post up


posted up; posting up; posts 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 Visitors can rent loungers and umbrellas and patronize the numerous beach bars along the sand or just post up under the fringe of trees that offer a shady respite. USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2024 Even platforms once known for short-form media are stretching the limits: Gone are the days of the 280-character tweet; on X, a user can now pay extra to post up to 25,000 characters (this article, for comparison, is under 6,000). Caroline Mimbs Nyce, The Atlantic, 15 Jan. 2024 In another, she is posted up at a piano, eyes closed, hands on the keys, accompanied by a black heart emoji. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 15 Feb. 2024 The Trojans tried to post up Kobe Johnson, who was just three-for-seven shooting for eight points. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2024 For those who like to cook in their backyard, or anyone who likes to post up at a glampsite, cast iron is the way to go. Carina Finn, Bon Appétit, 14 Dec. 2023 Instead, find the nearest stretch of shore, and prepare to post up for the day with a cooler full of snacks and drinks and a good book. Tara Massouleh McCay, Southern Living, 6 Dec. 2023 So on Saturday, Aug. 26, the Kann team plans to post up at Barnes & Morgan, the Old Town Chinatown tea shop and atelier from their friend Amir Morgan, and give away 300 October reservations on a first come, first served basis to guests who buy a tea, snack or item of clothing from the shop. Mrussell, oregonlive, 22 Aug. 2023 The account is, however, quite prolific, and posts up to a dozen videos each day, most of which are reposted from other accounts. WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of post up was in 1974

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“Post up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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