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Up Definition

(adverb)

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towards a higher place or position


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he jumped up

two of the men hoisted her up

the curtain went up

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(adverb)

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at or to a higher level of intensity, volume, or activity


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she turned the volume up

liven up the graphics

US environmental groups had been stepping up their attack on GATT

(adverb)

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to the place where someone is


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Dot didn't hear Mrs Parvis come creeping up behind her

(adverb)

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towards or in the capital or a major city


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give me a ring when you're up in London

(adverb)

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into the desired or a proper condition


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the government agreed to set up a committee of inquiry

(adverb)

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into a happy mood


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I don't think anything's going to cheer me up

(adverb)

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out of bed


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Miranda hardly ever got up for breakfast

(adverb)

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displayed on a noticeboard or other publicly visible site


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sticking up posters to advertise concerts

(adverb)

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(of sailing) against the current or the wind


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the bow of the boat was brought slowly up into the wind and held there

(adverb)

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at bat


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every time up, he had a different stance

(preposition)

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from a lower to a higher point of (something)


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she climbed up a flight of steps

(preposition)

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along or further along (a street or road)


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he lived up the road

walking up the street

(preposition)

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at or to (a place)


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we're going up the Palais

(adjective)

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directed or moving towards a higher place or position


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the up escalator

(adjective)

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at an end


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his contract was up in three weeks

time's up

(adjective)

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(of a road) being repaired.

(adjective)

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(of a computer system) functioning properly


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the system is now up

(adjective)

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in a cheerful mood; ebullient


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the mood here is resolutely up

(adjective)

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(of a jockey) in the saddle.

(adjective)

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denoting a flavour (variety) of stable quark having relatively low mass and an electric charge of +2/3. In the Standard Model protons and neutrons are composed of up and down quarks.

(noun)

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a period of good fortune or positive mood


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you can't have ups all the time in football

(verb)

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do something unexpectedly


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she upped and left him

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(verb)

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increase (a level or amount)


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capacity will be upped by 70 per cent next year

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(verb)

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lift (something) up


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everybody was cheering and upping their glasses

(residual)

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Upper Peninsula (of the state of Michigan)


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her in-laws initiated her into all the charming ways of the UP

(residual)

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Uttar Pradesh.