: a fake in which a player makes an upward movement to simulate starting to take a shot
… senior guard Natalie Ventress had the Mustangs fooled with a nice up-fake and right-handed layup finish.Hayes Clement
up-fake verb, transitive + intransitive
Leonard later bulled his way by James to the rim, up-faked and then made a floating jumper over the Cavaliers forward. The Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune

Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of up-fake was in 1982

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Cite this Entry

“Up-fake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up-fake. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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