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lay up

1. verb To cause someone to need to rest in order to recover or recuperate, as from illness or injury. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lay" and "up." Man, that flu laid me up for a week. All I did was sleep and eat chicken soup!
2. verb To obtain and stock something to keep in reserve. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lay" and "up." If I'm going to have 50 kids in my house next week, I better lay up a supply of paper towels now!
3. verb To damage (a ship, typically). A noun or pronoun can be used between "lay" and "up." A collision will lay your ship up for days, if not longer.
4. verb To dock a vessel to repair damage. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lay" and "up." You need to lay that boat up and fix the sail.
5. verb To intentionally restrict one's golf swing, as to avoid an obstacle. I laid up so that I wouldn't hit the rogue golf cart.
6. noun In basketball, a shot made when a player is close to the basket, often by banking the ball off the backboard. In this usage, the phrase is usually written as one word. The other team's defensive breakdown allowed me to score an easy layup.
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laid up

[of people or things] immobilized for recuperation or repairs. I was laid up for two weeks after my accident. My car is laid up for repairs. I was laid up with the flu for a week.
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lay someone up

to cause someone to be ill in bed. A broken leg laid me up for two months. Flu laid up everyone at work for a week or more.
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lay something up

 
1. to acquire and store something. Try to lay as much of it up as you can. I am trying to lay up some firewood for the winter.
2. [for something] to disable something. The accident laid up the ship for repairs. A wreck laid the bus up for months.
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laid up

1. Also, sick in bed. Ill and confined to bed, as in I was laid up for a week with the flu, or Sally can't come outside; she's sick in bed. [Mid-1500s]
2. Put in a safe place, as in The ship was laid up in dock with engine trouble, or The hikers were laid up in a cave during the storm. [Mid-1600s] Also see under lay in; lay someone low.
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lay up

v.
1. To store or stock something for future use: We must lay up many supplies for our long journey. We bought a bushel of seed and laid half of it up for planting next year.
2. To confine someone with an illness or injury: A bad flu can lay you up for two weeks. Yellow fever laid up many of the people who worked on the Panama Canal. I was laid up for a month.
3. To put some sailing vessel in dock, as for repairs: We laid up the ship in Anchorage for six months. Let's lay the boat up at the next port.
4. To dock for repairs: The sailboat laid up in Charleston to have the rigging fixed.
5. To hit a golf shot less far than one is able so as to avoid a hazard: I was afraid of hitting the sand trap, so I laid up a bit.
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After a layup by Trojan Shawn Bell, the Raiders extended their lead to 16-7, on a drive into the basket by Heaton and a long distance shot Paradee at the 2:53 mark.
However, the Pacers can also be considered fortunate as the NBA also confirmed they missed a call that wrongly gave the visitors possession of the ball in the first place before Oladipo's layup attempt.
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Jones' steal and layup then paved the way for TNT to build on that lead until the final buzzer of the game.
Meralco went for the win but Chris Newsome missed a reverse layup and Nico Salva failed to convert a tip-in as time expired.
Tanner's layup was her only field goal of the game.
A layup by Antetokounmpo tied it at 90 with about two minutes remaining.
Sophomore guard Eian Gannon hit a 3 and a layup and after a pair of missed free throws by Quabbin, senior guard Austin Gannon made a layup to make it 63-60 with less than a minute to play.
Matt Logan scored and Mitch Modin made a layup to tie the game before Grant Lannin scored the final two buckets of the third quarter.
Layup paths are linked together to form specific layup sequences and are output as NC programs for the AFP machine," CGTech says.
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The star rookie gave NorthPort the 93-92 win over the Bolts in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after he converted on a gutsy layup with 3.9 seconds left that virtually erased the awkward shot in the Batang Pier's previous game.