up-fake

noun
\ ˈəp-ˈfāk How to pronounce up-fake (audio) \

Definition of up-fake

: 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

Other Words from up-fake

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

First Known Use of up-fake

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Up-fake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up-fake. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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