change-up
change-up change-up n. (Baseball) same as {change-of-pace}.

Syn: change-of-pace, change-of-pace ball, off-speed pitch. [WordNet 1.5] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • change up — (motoring) To change to a higher gear • • • Main Entry: ↑change * * * ˌchange ˈup [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they change up he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • change-up — change of pace change of pace n. (Baseball) a baseball pitch thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball; called also {change up}. Syn: change up, change of pace ball, off speed pitch. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • change-up — ☆ change up [chānj΄up΄ ] n. Baseball a pitch thrown with the same motion as another pitch, usually a fast ball, but with less speed * * * …   Universalium

  • change-up — ☆ change up [chānj΄up΄ ] n. Baseball a pitch thrown with the same motion as another pitch, usually a fast ball, but with less speed …   English World dictionary

  • change-up — noun a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball • Syn: ↑change of pace, ↑change of pace ball, ↑off speed pitch • Hypernyms: ↑pitch, ↑delivery * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • change up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms change up : present tense I/you/we/they change up he/she/it changes up present participle changing up past tense changed up past participle changed up British to start driving in a higher gear …   English dictionary

  • change-up — noun a) An unexpected event. This RFQ is a real change up. b) A pitch thrown with the arm motion of a fastball, but which travels at a much slower velocity because it is released without the fingers adding power to the delivery. The pitcher had a …   Wiktionary

  • change up — PHRASAL VERB When you change up, you move the gear lever in the vehicle you are driving in order to use a higher gear. [BRIT] [V P] I accelerated and changed up. (in AM, use shift up) …   English dictionary

  • change up — verb a) To throw a pitch at a much slower than expected speed. He changed up on Wilson after three fastballs and struck him out. b) To confuse someone by doing something unexpected or in an unexpected way. I thought that we were going to study… …   Wiktionary

  • change up — See: LET UP(4) …   Dictionary of American idioms

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