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alley-oop

[al-ee-oop] /ˈæl iˈup/
interjection
1.
(used as a shout of encouragement, exhortation, or the like, especially when coordinating efforts to lift a heavy object.)
noun
2.
Basketball. a quick-score play in which a high, arching pass is made to a teammate close to the basket, who leaps to catch the ball and in midair drops or stuffs it through the basket.
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Contemporary definitions for alley-oop
interjection

an exclamation of encouragement or to draw attention to a physical feat

Word Origin

Fr. aller + Br. oop

noun

in basketball, a high pass caught by a jumping teammate who catches the pass above the hoop and tries to dunk the ball

Word Origin

Fr. aller + Br. oop

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