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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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If anything, I was more mad at the little lay-ups I missed and the stuff that could've avoided us from being in that position.
The 6-3 senior put 12 of Warren's 15 points on the board during the first eight minutes, including their first 10 commencing with consecutives threes followed by back-to-back lay-ups as he engaged in a scoring dual with the Giants' Ziv Tal, who tallied all of eighth-seeded Highland Park's 12 first-period points.
In the men's Premier League, Blades started with a 4-0 run courtesy of Samuel Mogoko and Shilton Ochieng who penetrated the coastal sides' defence for easy lay-ups but that was the best the students could do in that half.
Restored to the line-up, Turnbull took command of the game and scored two quick lay-ups and a long three-pointer to give Saints a narrow 27-25 lead at half-time.
called for a timeout, the Greenies, behind the backcourt of Gian Gomez and Dominic Tuason, forced the Golden Stallions into turnovers while converting fast break lay-ups.
Actually today was not a good day, I had three easy lay-ups that I missed so I apologize to my teammates cause I messed up their assists but everything else, the victory is the most important thing so it worked out," Standhardinger said as quoted by the ABL's official website.
I missed two easy lay-ups - but we lost so it doesn't really matter to me how I played.
There is no incentive for dry bulk shipowners to put more dry bulk vessels into cold or hot lay-ups as the dry bulk market has made a modest recovery in the last month.
It was a track meet at the beginning and they made a lot of lay-ups and we struggled to contain them on that.
Dales Marine will operate the lay-up service rendering a package of cost-effective services comprising inspections, risk assessments, dehumidification of corrosion prevention, engine start and run and draining of cooling systems to hold ships in hot and cold lay-ups.
He said: "It was because of the huge influence of captain Najmi Nazali and his countless lay-ups, plus great shooting from Matthew Dawson and Josh Foulkes.
The visitors didn't lay down, though, and continued to storm ahead in the third, this time through some team effort as the score was distributed more equally with American Jarrid Famous getting some easy lay-ups, while Dion Dixon also found his range.