lay up
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to store up ; lay by 2. to disable or confine with illness or injury <
a knee injury laid him up for a week
3. to take out of active service

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • lay up — Ⅰ. ► lay in/up build up (a stock) in case of need. Main Entry: ↑lay Ⅱ. ► lay up 1) put out of action through illness or injury. 2) see lay in. 3) …   English terms dictionary

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  • Lay-up — 〈[ lɛıʌ̣p] m. 6; Sp.; Basketb.〉 Wurf aus ca. einem halben Meter Entfernung auf den Korb [engl., „auflegen“ <lay „legen“ + up „auf, hinauf“] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lay-up — 〈 [lɛıʌ̣p] m.; Gen.: od. s, Pl.: s; Sport; Basketball〉 Wurf aus ca. einem halben Meter Entfernung auf den Korb [Etym.: engl., »auflegen« <lay »legen« + up »auf, hinauf«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • lay-up — lay′ up or lay′up n. spo a basketball shot made close to the basket and often angled off the backboard • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • lay up — index fund, hoard Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lay-up — n a throw in ↑basketball made from very close to the basket or from under it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lay-up — lay ,up noun count a throw in basketball that a player makes from close to the basket or under it, usually using one hand and hitting the ball against the BACKBOARD …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Lay up —   Lay up is another term for cold storage and describes the status of equipment (such as a power plant) that has been placed in storage ( mothballed ) for latter use.   California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms …   Energy terms

  • lay up — verb disable or confine, as with an illness She was laid up with pneumonia for six weeks • Hypernyms: ↑disable, ↑disenable, ↑incapacitate • Verb Frames: Something s somebody Something s something …   Useful english dictionary

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