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change up

1. verb To alter or switch something, especially from a usual method or proceedings. In this usage, "change it up" is commonly used. I've had this haircut for awhile now, so I think it's time to change it up. You should change up your material so people don't get bored with it.
2. verb To change to a higher gear while driving. You'll probably need to change up once you get on the highway.
3. noun In baseball, a pitch that has a similar wind-up to a fastball but travels much slower. In this usage, the phrase is usually written as one word. If you throw a changeup now, I think you'll get this guy out.
See also: change, up

change up

v.
1. To alter something: The cafeteria changed up the menu after people complained that they were tired of macaroni and cheese. When the other team discovered our strategy, we had to change it up.
2. To switch to a higher gear when driving a motor vehicle: When you accelerate, you have to change up or the car will stall.
See also: change, up
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'If the batters aren't swinging at your pitches, you better change-up," he says.
He should not end this session until he finds his "feel" pitches, such as his change-up.
By this time the pitch has mastered the fastball and change-up, but if you move on too soon, you more than likely will become frustrated.
This will cause the change-up to break like a cutter or a slider.
The "Waggle Curl" is the first change-up we teach, and we run it only to the playside split-end, as shown in Diag.
There is no one "correct" grip for the change-up. Atlantic Braves star Tom Glavine holds the baseball with the okay grip - making a circle with Ins index finger and thumb.
Montreal had a pitcher named Ernie MacInally, who had a good change-up. He was a decent pitcher but he didn't know how to pitch.
Whereas a fastball is gripped with two fingers with the ball held loosely in the fingertips, the change-up is gripped with three or more fingers, with two fingers on the seams and the ball set back in the hand, closer to the palm.
Their options in these disciplines are limited so they use what they have: canny finger spinners and fast-medium bowlers with good change-ups.
RTE told us the presenter is being replaced by Miriam O'Callaghan from Tuesday to Friday in a week of change-ups for the national broadcaster.
Of England's returning all-rounder, he said: "He bowled heavy, (and then) he bowled a lot of 'change-ups'.
Taylor had praise for Stokes: "He bowled heavy, (and then) he bowled a lot of 'change-ups'.
"After you've got your rhythm going, then you start adding in change-ups."
One of the change-ups we have seen as the calendar switched pages was the rise in freestanding beauty boutiques that set up shop to woo customers.