alley oop

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Etymology[edit]

From French Allez-oop, cry of circus acrobat about to leap, from French allez (plural imperative of aller, to go), from Old French aler, to walk + oop, unknown (possibly onomatopoeia).

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alley oop (plural alley oops)

  1. (basketball) A play in which one player passes the ball to another, who catches it while airborne and dunks or lays it up before landing.
    Shaq lobs the ball to Kobe Bryant as Kobe finishes for the alley oop.

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alley oop

  1. Used to signal the start of a strenuous activity, such as lifting.

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