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al•ley-oopˈæl iˈup(interj.)

  1. (used as a shout of encouragement, exhortation, etc., esp. in lifting a heavy object.)

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  1. Alley-oop

    An alley-oop in basketball is an offensive play in which one player throws the ball near the basket to a teammate who jumps, catches the ball in mid air and immediately scores a basket, usually with a slam dunk. The alley-oop combines elements of teamwork, pinpoint passing, and timing.


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