Definition of Lay-up

1. Noun. A basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard).

Exact synonyms: Layup
Generic synonyms: Basketball Shot



Definition of Lay-up

1. Noun. (basketball) (alternative form of layup) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lay-up

laxist
laxists
laxities
laxity
laxly
laxness
laxnesses
lay-by
lay-bys
lay-down
lay-in
lay-ins
lay-off
lay-offs
lay-up (current term)
lay a finger on
lay a foundation
lay a venue
lay about
lay an egg
lay aside
lay at the feet of
lay away
lay bare
lay bare one's soul
lay brother
lay by
lay claim
lay day

Literary usage of Lay-up

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"... at seven years end, upon tht draught, not one fish was left, but the two pikes grown to> an excessive bigness. Ht-. 3. To lay up ; to hoard. ..."

2. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1883)
"... to lay up a store of these articles, to furnish me against the wet season— My cat, which I supposed lost, returns with kittens—I regulate my diet, ..."

3. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"... lay up in their memories, and always keep by them in readiness, those arguments •which appear to them of the greatest strength, and which cannot be got ..."

4. Marine Insurance: Its Principles and Practice by William David Winter (1919)
"Cancellation and lay-up Return Premiums.—Reference has already been made to ... Claims for lay-up returns are sometimes made under these circumstances and ..."

5. Marine Insurance: Its Principles and Practice by William D. Winter (1919)
"Cancellation and lay-up Return Premiums.—Reference has already been made to ... Claims for lay-up returns are sometimes made under these circumstances and ..."

6. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1839)
"Is he placable, one who will not lay up the memory of an accidental slight, of a heated expression, or of an unintentional wrong, which you have done every ..."

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