Change-up Definition

chānjup
changeup
noun

An off-speed pitch thrown with the same motion as a faster pitch, so as to deceive the batter.

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Alternative form of change-up.

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An unexpected event.
This RFQ is a real change-up.
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verb

(intransitive, baseball) To throw a pitch at a much slower than expected speed.

He changed up on Wilson after three fastballs and struck him out.
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(intransitive) To confuse someone by doing something unexpected or in an unexpected way.
I thought that we were going to study the project some more, but then he came back from the weekend and changed up, making it a top priority.
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Origin of Change-up

  • Probably alteration of change-of-pace

    From Wiktionary

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