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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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Verify the alternative strength verification methods for laminates under cryogenic thermo-mechanical loading with tests on laminates with various lay-ups subjected to cryogenic environment.
However, seasoned playmaker Yang Dong-geun was the spearhead of South Korea's fightback in the third quarter, getting steals, easy lay-ups and setting his teammates up in their sweet spots.
In the final quarter, it was once again the untiring Jarean making the moves for some easy lay-ups to add another dozen points as HHC eased their way to a final score of 97-51.
The faster, more physical team dominated the transition game as they scored a lot of lay-ups.
I've just got to make sure I make my lay-ups to finish their good work in transition.
And the offensive onslaught continued with Nelson using his speed to produce easy lay-ups while American Bryan Hockaday was unstoppable inside the key.
Childwall's captain Dan Gargan drew first blood, however Wire had a 6-0 run and looked the most likely as the Liverpool side failed to make a number of lay-ups.
Jordan saw him almost every afternoon at the outdoor courts behind the recreation center, practicing free throws and lay-ups for hours by himself.
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Two Bangus errors enabled Mouwasat to tie the game but missed a potential go-ahead when the sneaking Almodovar missed 2 easy lay-ups.
Shrewsbury cut it to 26-15 on back-to-back lay-ups by Abby Joseph and Rachael Montigny respectively midway through the third period.
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