tag up


tagged up; tagging up; tags up

intransitive verb

: to touch a base before running in baseball after a fly ball is caught

Examples of tag up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heyward and Barnes alertly tagged up and advanced on the play, allowing Heyward to score on Freeman’s sacrifice fly to center for a 4-0 lead. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2024 Grace Heath, a courtesy runner for Gonzales, set up Aledo’s scoring situation by tagging up from first and taking third base on a wild pitch. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 May 2024 Pinch hitter Nolan Souza lifted a fly ball to to deep right field with no outs and the bases loaded and Jared Sprague-Lott tagged up to score the winning run. Tom Murphy, arkansasonline.com, 17 Apr. 2024 Dodgers left-hander Ryan Yarbrough threw a scoreless top of the 10th, and the Dodgers threatened in the bottom of the 10th when Freeman, the automatic runner, tagged up and took third on Will Smith’s inning-opening fly ball to deep center. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2024 In Arkansas, hunters can tag up to two bobcats per day during a season that runs from September 1 to February 29. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 28 Dec. 2023 Refsnyder tagged up and scored, putting the Red Sox ahead 3-1, despite a perfect throw from Carpenter. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 9 Apr. 2023 So everybody after that movie was going into the store and robbing and tagging up the staircases, and the character in that movie that definitely stood out was the New York City subways. Matt Thompson, Spin, 26 Sep. 2023 When Brooks Robinson hits a short fly to center field, Frank Robinson tags up after the catch and sprints home, just under the tag of the Pirates’ catcher. Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun, 19 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tag up was in 1942

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“Tag up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tag%20up. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

tag up

: to touch a base before running in baseball after a fly ball is caught
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