post up
verb Date: 1974 intransitive verb to take up a position against a defender in the post in basketball while standing with one's back to the basket transitive verb to post up against (a defender) in basketball

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • post-up — adjective see post up …   Useful english dictionary

  • post up — Basketball play in a position near the basket, along the side of the key. → post …   English new terms dictionary

  • post up — n To position in a particular place. I was posted up all day on the corner. 1980s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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  • post — post1 W3S3 [pəust US poust] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(job)¦ 2¦(postal system)¦ 3¦(letters)¦ 4¦(collection/delivery)¦ 5¦(piece of wood/metal)¦ 6¦(football/hockey etc)¦ 7¦(newspaper)¦ 8¦(soldier/guard etc)¦ 9 border/military/customs/police post …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • post — I [[t]po͟ʊst[/t]] LETTERS, PARCELS, AND INFORMATION ♦♦ posts, posting, posted 1) N SING: the N, also by N The post is the public service or system by which letters and packages are collected and delivered. [mainly BRIT] You ll receive your book… …   English dictionary

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