Definition of layup in English:


Syllabification: lay·up
Pronunciation: /ˈlāəp


  • 1 Basketball A one-handed shot made from near the basket, especially one that rebounds off the backboard.
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    • This year my team did really bad because they couldn't hit their jump shots, 3 pointers, lay-ups, or free throws.
    • He never tried jump shots, just lay-ups and dunks.
    • You'll have a number of tools at your disposal to rack up the points on the court, along with the usual jump shots, dunks and lay-ups.
  • 2 (also lay-up) The state or action of something, especially a ship, being laid up.

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