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lay-up

(lā′ŭp′)
n.
1. Basketball A usually one-handed, banked shot made close to the basket after driving in.
2. The act or an instance of laying up: budget cuts that forced the lay-up of several ships.

lay′-up`

or lay′up`,



n.
a basketball shot made close to the basket and often angled off the backboard.
[1940–45]

lay-up

A shot attempted close to the basket.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lay-up - a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)lay-up - a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
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Though we've had more success getting open by going low (toward the baseline), the cut over the top produces a better angle for a lay-up.
King was strong with the lay-up and Megan Ching missed a follow-up shot as the final 20 seconds ticked away.
KO: "Timmy and I went down to the Forum and all the Sixers were there and there 50 photographers, Charles Barkley was there, it was a huge thing, and they said, `OK Kenny, start doing some lay ups' and I went to do this lay-up and as I went up my feet literally went straight up and I landed flat on my back and all these cameras went click click click and Timmy says "That was an act of God, man
A missed Rhinos lay-up and battling defence from the Eagles kept the game scoreless until late in the second minute, when Lewis Male drained his first shot of the match to take Newcastle into the lead.
Middlesbrough drew first blood as Dexter Munzara cut through the lane and finished with a nice lay-up.
This burst of scoring took the Eagles into a 10-point lead, but the Vikings had come to make a game of it and, through Greenhalgh and O'Connor, reduced the lead to four points before Male showed good strength and technique to receive a long pass then score a lay-up.
But Jordan was a step ahead, and he made the lay-up.
Murphy's breakaway lay-up made it 35-15 going into the final period.
Surprisingly low lay-up figures Drewry's analysis of the core east-west routes identified a total of 48 vessels (249,000 teu) or approximately 3.
Gary Ricks made a 3-pointer, Hooks scored on a lay-up and Joshua Toms buried another 3-pointer from left corner.
Some of these are: materials for the moulds, screws and nuts, tools for the lay-up process and preparation for curing in the oven, cutting gross samples into standard test specimens, time etc.
The fabric is not preheated prior to lay-up in the press, but heat from the tool causes the nylon fibers to melt and wet out the carbon tows.