Definition of lay up in English:

lay up

Golf Hit the ball deliberately to a lesser distance than possible, typically in order to avoid a hazard: the conservative thing to do was lay up and settle for a five
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  • In fact, I laid up on every par 5 but still made a birdie each time.
  • I debated with my caddie, Stevie, about laying up.
  • I hit my drive in the fairway, laid up with a 7-iron, then hit a wedge to the back fringe.
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