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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.
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lay′-up`

or lay′up`,



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

A shot attempted close to the basket.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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The Trojans would close the gap on their first possession of the second quarter on a lay-up from standout Garrett Snow, to make it 18-16, but that was all the closer Concord would get to the Raiders for the remainder of the game.
Felix Apreku sank a jumper, Jaime scored on a lay-up, Mangahas drilled in a triple and Don Reverente made a pair of lay-ups, triggering an 11-3 run that pulled Muntinlupa within 74-75, time down to just 28 seconds.
Sarah Foster (six points) hit a free throw, Emily Carens converted on her own put back, and Julia Insani scored on a 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 3.5 per cent total available capacity (2 per cent of global capacity) that has been laid up, mainly in Asian ports.
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.
An investigation into the effects of specimen geometry and sensor response on frequency content was conducted on a 1500 mm x 500 mm x 2.16 mm carbon fibre/epoxy plate manufactured from Advanced Composites Group (ACG) MTM28-1/HS uni-directional (UD) pre-preg with a [(0,90).sub.4S] lay-up. An artificial source of AE was used to generate test signals.
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.
Your first look is always for a lay-up off a curl-cut or basket-cut.
Earlier, he drove right through the heart of La Salle's defense and lofted a reverse lay-up where the ball kissed the glass before finding the bottom of the net.
Behrens' dunk early in the final quarter was followed by a Jackman lay-up as the Tynesiders passed the 80 mark.
A lay-up is when a ship is taken out of service, with some or all of the crew taken off.