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up

 (ŭp)
adv.
1.
a. In or to a higher position: looking up.
b. In a direction opposite to the center of the earth or a comparable gravitational center: up from the lunar surface.
2. In or to an upright position: sat up in bed.
3.
a. Above a surface: coming up for air.
b. So as to detach or unearth: pulling up weeds.
c. Above the horizon: as the sun came up.
4. Into view or existence: draw up a will.
5. Into consideration: take up a new topic.
6. In or toward a position conventionally regarded as higher, as on a scale, chart, or map: temperatures heading up; up in Canada.
7. To or at a higher price: stocks that are going up.
8. So as to advance, increase, or improve: Our spirits went up.
9. With or to a greater intensity, pitch, or volume: turn the sound up.
10. Into a state of excitement or turbulence: stir up; rouse up.
11. Completely; entirely: drank it up in a gulp; fastened up the coat.
12. Used as an intensifier of the action of a verb: typed up a list.
13. So as to approach; near: came up and kissed me.
14. To a stop: pulled up in front of the station.
15. Each; apiece: The score was tied at 11 up.
16. Apart; into pieces: tore it up.
17. Nautical To windward.
adj.
1. Being above a former position or level; higher: My grades are up. The pressure is up.
2.
a. Out of bed: was up by seven.
b. Standing; erect.
c. Facing upward: two cards up, one down; the up side of a tossed coin.
3. Raised; lifted: a switch in the up position.
4. Moving or directed upward: an up elevator.
5.
a. Marked by increased excitement or agitation; aroused: Our fighting spirit was up.
b. Informal Cheerful; optimistic; upbeat.
c. Slang Happily excited; euphoric: After receiving the award, the performer was really up.
6. Informal Taking place; going on: wondered what was up back home.
7. Being considered; under study: a contract that is up for renewal.
8. Running as a candidate.
9. On trial; charged: The defendant is up for manslaughter.
10. Having been finished; over: Your time is up.
11. Informal
a. Prepared; ready: had to be up for the game.
b. Well informed; abreast: not up on sports.
12. Functioning or capable of functioning normally; operational: Their computers are now up.
13. Sports Being ahead or at a numerical advantage over one's opponent: up two strokes in golf; up one man during the power play.
14. Baseball At bat.
15. As a bet; at stake.
16. Nautical Bound; headed: a freighter up for Panama.
prep.
1. From a lower to or toward a higher point on: up the hill.
2. Toward or at a point farther along: two miles up the road.
3. In a direction toward the source of: up the Mississippi.
4. Nautical Against: up the wind.
n.
1. An upward slope; a rise.
2. An upward movement or trend.
3. Slang A feeling of excitement or euphoria.
v. upped, up·ping, ups
v.tr.
1. To increase: upped their fees; upping our output.
2. To raise to a higher level, especially to promote to a higher position.
3. Nautical To raise: up anchor; up sail.
v.intr.
To get up; rise.
Idioms:
on the up-and-up/up and up Informal
Open and honest.
up against
Confronted with; facing: up against a strong opponent.
up and
Abruptly and unexpectedly: They up and left without saying goodbye.
up to
1. Occupied with, especially devising or scheming: a prowler up to no good.
2. Able to do or deal with: didn't feel up to a long drive.
3. Dependent on: The success of this project is up to us.
4.
a. To the point of; as far as or until: I'm up to chapter 15 in my book. The kids played right up to dinnertime.
b. As long as: allowed up to two hours to finish the test.
c. As many as: seed that yields up to 300 bushels per acre.

[Middle English up, upward and uppe, on high, both from Old English ūp; see upo in Indo-European roots.]

UP

abbr.
Upper Peninsula
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.up to - busy or occupied with; "what have you been up to?"; "up to no good"
busy - actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"
2.up to - having the requisite qualities forup to - having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require"
adequate, equal - having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"

up to

adjective
Having the necessary strength or ability:
Translations
až do
indtil
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upp aî; fram aî
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up

(ap) adverb, adjective
1. to, or at, a higher or better position. Is the elevator going up?; The office is up on the top floor; She looked up at him; The price of coffee is up again.
2. erect. Sit/Stand up; He got up from his chair.
3. out of bed. What time do you get up?; I'll be up all night finishing this work.
4. to the place or person mentioned or understood. A taxi drove up and she got in; He came up (to me) and shook hands.
5. into the presence, or consideration, of a person, group of people etc. He brought up the subject during the conversation.
6. to an increased degree eg of loudness, speed etc. Please turn the radio up a little!; Speak up! I can't hear you
7. used to indicate completeness; throughly or finally. You'll end up in hospital if you don't drive more carefully; Help me wash up the dishes!; I've used up the whole supply of paper; He tore up the letter.
preposition
1. to or at a higher level on. He climbed up the tree.
2. (at a place) along. They walked up the street; Their house is up the road.
3. towards the source of (a river). When do the salmon start swimming up the river?
verbpast tense, past participle upped
to increase (a price etc). They upped the price that they wanted for their house.
ˈupward adjective
going up or directed up. They took the upward path; an upward glance.
ˈupward(s) adverb
(facing) towards a higher place or level. He was lying on the floor face upwards; The path led upwards.
ˌup-and-ˈcoming adjective
(of eg a person starting a career) progressing well. an up-and-coming young doctor.
ˌupˈhill adverb
up a slope. We travelled uphill for several hours.
adjective
1. sloping upwards; ascending. an uphill road.
2. difficult. This will be an uphill struggle.
ˌupˈstairs adverb
on or to an upper floor. His room is upstairs; She went upstairs to her bedroom.
nounplural upˈstairs
the upper floor(s). The ground floor needs painting, but the upstairs is nice; (also adjective) an upstairs sitting room.
upˈstream adverb
towards the upper part or source of a stream, river etc. Salmon swim upstream to lay their eggs.
be up and about
to be out of bed. I've been up and about for hours; Is she up and about again after her accident?
be up to
1. to be busy or occupied with (an activity etc). What is he up to now?
2. to be capable of. He isn't quite up to the job.
3. to reach the standard of. This work isn't up to your best.
4. to be the duty or privilege of. It's up to you to decide; The final choice is up to him.
up to
as far, or as much, as. He counted up to 100; Up to now, the work has been easy.
up to date
1. completed etc up to the present time. Is the catalogue up to date?
2. modern and in touch with the latest ideas. This method is up to date.
References in classic literature ?
I hurried home with the precious volume, and shut myself into my little den, where I gave myself up to a sort of transport in it.
I'd look nice sitting up to Aunt Eliza and yelling out that this was Uncle Jim and 'tother Cousin Sarah's twins, wouldn't I?
He passed up to his rooms, ordered a Martini cocktail, took off his shoes, and sat down to think.
Most individuals would find it hard to come up to his level.
A deserting soldier in a Traveller's Rest, what lay hid up to the chin under a lot of taturs, learnt me to read; and a travelling Giant what signed his name at a penny a time learnt me to write.
On that point," replied the bachelor, "opinions differ, as tastes do; some swear by the adventure of the windmills that your worship took to be Briareuses and giants; others by that of the fulling mills; one cries up the description of the two armies that afterwards took the appearance of two droves of sheep; another that of the dead body on its way to be buried at Segovia; a third says the liberation of the galley slaves is the best of all, and a fourth that nothing comes up to the affair with the Benedictine giants, and the battle with the valiant Biscayan.
I'm the head of the noblest branch o' the family, and I ought to live up to it.
I'll see that you're put up to twelve when you come back.
Scarcely was this finished when the spanker smashed across overhead, the headsails thundered with a sudden filling, and the great mainsail, with all the scope in the boom-tackle caused by Van Horn's giving of the sheet, came across and fetched up to tautness on the tackle with a crash that shook the vessel and heeled her violently to port.
My dear, it's really dreadful, for sometimes she is so bad her frock is up to her knees, and she can't come to school.