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parts of speech:
adverb, preposition, adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
be up to, up for, up to something, What's up?
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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.The painting was too low on the wall, so we moved it up.
below, down
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definition 2: from below a surface, esp. the ground surface or the surface of a body of water.
A few flowers came up in the garden.They pulled up the weeds.It was several minutes before the divers came up.
definition 3: above the horizon.
The sun came up at six o'clock.
definition 4: to or in a vertical position.
The audience stood up.The nurse helped the patient sit up.We put the Christmas tree up last night.
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definition 5: out of bed.
I got up early this morning.I'd already been up for two hours before my husband got out of bed.
definition 6: to or at a higher degree, level, or amount.
He quickly moved up in rank.The price of gasoline is going up.
definition 7: entirely; completely.
I filled up my glass.Button up your coat.We used up all the soap.If you'll chop the onions, I'll cut up the carrots.The dog chewed up the bone in no time.I'd better clean up the living room before my mother comes.
definition 8: at or to an equal point or level; equally advanced.
She was behind, but she studied hard and she's up with the rest of the class now.
definition 9: to or with more intensity, loudness, or pitch.
Could you turn the music up?
definition 10: into view, consideration, or existence.
An unexpected topic came up at the meeting.Another serious issue has come up recently.I should have told you about it when the matter first came up.
definition 11: in or into a state of activity, operation, or readiness.
She started up the car.We set up a row of chairs for the guests.
definition 12: into pieces.
He tore up the papers.
definition 13: used to intensify the action of a verb.
We cooked up a great meal.
definition 14: in a northerly direction.
We drove up to Vancouver.
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: to, at, or toward a higher point on or in.
The train headed up the hill.
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.
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definition 2: higher than previously.
Stocks are up today.The child's temperature was up this morning.
definition 3: of a period of time, finished; concluded.
We had an hour to do the test, but when the time was up, I still hadn't finished.He'll pay me when the week is up.
definition 4: in a vertical position or placement.
The new wallpaper is up.
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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.
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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.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an upward course or movement.
definition 2: an upward slope; ascent; rise.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ups, upping, upped
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.
phrase: be up to, up for, up to something, What's up?