[ ley-uhp ]
/ ˈleɪˌʌp /
Basketball. a shot with one hand from a point close to the basket, in which a player shoots the ball toward the basket, often off the backboard.
the operation of assembling veneers for pressing into plywood.
the operation of applying alternate layers of material and a binder to form a bonded material.
Lay vs. LieThe difference between the verbs lay and lie is one of English’s thornier cases of confusion. Both words involve something or someone in a horizontal position, but where the two words deviate has to do with who or what is horizontal—the subject of the verb (the one doing the action) or the direct object (the person or thing being acted upon). When to use lay …
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- lay to rest,
- lay up,
- lay vicar,
- lay waste,
- layard, sir austen henry,
Origin of lay-up
First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase lay up
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Evidently the Montana's lay-up had discouraged the mass of stockholders.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day