- n. An unexpected event.
- n. baseball A pitch thrown with the arm motion of a fastball, but which travels at a much slower velocity because it is released without the fingers adding power to the delivery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Baseball) same as change-of-pace.
- n. a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball
- Probably alteration of change-of-pace (Wiktionary)
“But Boston Scientific, which has been restructuring to cut costs, reduce employee ranks and change-up product offerings, said its board has authorized a new $1 billion buyback program.”
“Maddow is great, the change-up artist, like Greg Maddux.”
“Bergeron admits he liked the old set the way it was, but thinks the change-up — coupled with the cast — will reinvigorate the show and is ultimately necessary during a very stacked fall.”
“Are you a Netflix users with an opinion about this change-up?”
“On the next pitch Freese, who would be named the series most valuable player, crushed his third home run of the series, smashing an 81-mile-an-hour change-up over the left field wall to give the Cardinals a 4-0 lead.”
“Naverson retired the first two Cardinals he faced, but then followed in Marcum's footsteps, laying an 82-mile-an hour change-up over the middle of the plate to shortstop Rafael Furcal, who copied Freese and deposited it over the left-field fence.”
“For those dissatisfied with the button change-up, it simply put window buttons back to the way they were.”
“I like that change-up and I think it did a great job of letting DMs jump into the new system with both feet.”
“Hit the jump for why NBC will continue sucking the sour tit of failure from this change-up and how Conan will be better off elsewhere.”
“Are you glad to see the legendary director do a line change-up from Leonardo DiCaprio?”
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