tag up


tagged up; tagging up; tags up

intransitive verb

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Parker showed off his arm in the second inning, gunning out Harrison Bader, who had tagged up at second and was trying to get to third. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, 4 Mar. 2023 Jones cut down Xander Bogaerts who was trying to tag up from third base on a fly ball by Kevin Plawecki with the bases loaded and one out in the third. Joe Noga, cleveland, 26 July 2022 Built by architect George Kurczyn last year, the modern mansion first listed for $13.9 million last November before a surging real estate market brought the tag up to $15.45 million over the summer. Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2021 Three Sprays to tag up Verdansk, Rebirth Island, or Vanguard’s Multiplayer and Zombies maps and eventually the new Warzone map. Erik Kain, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Instead, Cruz's fly ball allowed the rookie to tag up and score. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, 20 July 2021 Tommy Edman tried to tag up from second base on a sacrifice fly. The Enquirer, 17 Sep. 2022 Ji-Man Choi just missed a homer to center that Rob Refsnyder hauled in at the wall, allowing Mejia to tag up from second. Julian Mcwilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Sep. 2022 The looping fly ball to right field backed up Cleveland Guardians outfielder Oscar Gonzalez enough to allow Ramón Urías to tag up and score from third. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 31 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

tag up

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