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Definition of "lay-up" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lay-up" in a sentence
  • "Yes, I think for us, the development is more taking advantage of kind of what I'll call lay-up opportunities within our existing footprint."
  • "One day while we were running lay-up drills, Coach B made an offhand comment that he would “have a uniform for everyone here.”"
  • "Nevada, with its large Mormon population, was long considered an easy lay-up for Romney."