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pronunciation:
uhp
parts of speech:
adverb, preposition, adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
up to
features:
Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: to, toward, at, or in a higher place or position.
The kite flew up into the air.We climbed up to the fifth floor.
antonyms:
below, down
similar words:
aloft
definition 2: to or in a vertical position.
The audience stood up.
similar words:
upright
definition 3: out of bed.
I got up early this morning.
definition 4: above the horizon.
The sun came up at six o'clock.
definition 5: to or at a higher degree, level, or amount.
He quickly moved up in rank.The price of shoes is going up.
antonyms:
down
definition 6: entirely; completely.
I filled up my glass.Button up your coat.
definition 7: from below a surface.
A few flowers came up.
definition 8: at or to an equal point or level; equally advanced.
I ran up to her.
definition 9: in or toward a higher position.
The painting was too low, so we moved it up.
antonyms:
down
definition 10: to or with more intensity, loudness, or pitch.
Could you turn the music up?
definition 11: into view, consideration, or existence.
A new topic came up at the meeting.
definition 12: in or into a state of activity, operation, or readiness.
We set up a row of chairs.
definition 13: into pieces.
He tore up the papers.
definition 14: used to intensify the action of a verb.
We cooked up some soup.
definition 15: in a northerly direction.
We drove up to Vancouver.
antonyms:
down
phrase: up to
 
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: to, at, or toward a higher point on or in.
The train headed up the hill.
antonyms:
down
definition 2: at or toward a point further ahead on or in.
The children skipped up the path.
definition 3: in a contrary direction to; against.
Salmon swim up the flow of the waterfall.
definition 4: toward the source of.
They went exploring up the river.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: going or directed upward.
He mistakenly jumped onto the up escalator.
antonyms:
down
similar words:
erect
definition 2: higher than previously.
Stocks are up today.The child's temperature was up this morning.
definition 3: finished; concluded.
He'll pay me when the week is up.
definition 4: in a vertical position or placement.
The new wallpaper is up.
similar words:
erect
definition 5: (informal) taking place; happening.
What's up at the office?
definition 6: above ground.
The summer crops are up.
definition 7: in a state of activity, operation, or readiness.
I've been up since five o'clock this morning.The art show will be up all week.
antonyms:
down
similar words:
awake
definition 8: in the air.
The kite is up.
definition 9: under consideration; in view.
The decision has been made, and the issue is not up for discussion.
definition 10: over; finished.
Your time is up.
definition 11: (slang) elevated in spirit; euphoric.
We were so up after the game that we all went out to celebrate.
antonyms:
down
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an upward course or movement.
definition 2: an upward slope; ascent; rise.
antonyms:
down
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: upped, upping, ups
definition 1: (informal) to increase; raise.
They upped the prices.
definition 2: to improve.
What will up our chances of winning?
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: (informal) to move or act suddenly or without warning.
He just upped and left home never to come back again.