Definition of layup in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlāəp/


1 Basketball A one-handed shot made from near the basket, especially one that rebounds off the backboard.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: lay·up

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