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upstairs

up·stairs

upstairs

 
 
pronunciation:
uhp steIrz
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, noun
phrases:
kick upstairs
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: on or toward an upper floor; up the stairs.
The kitchen and living room are on the main floor, and the bedrooms are upstairs.He went upstairs to get his glasses.
definition 2: at or to a superior position.
The unit manager was moved upstairs to a vice presidency.
phrase: kick upstairs
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, pertaining to, or positioned in an upper story of a building.
the upstairs renovationsan upstairs bedroom
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. used with a sing. verb) the upper story or stories of a building; the floors above ground level.
He showed them the upstairs of the house.
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