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up·stream

 (ŭp′strēm′)
adv.
1. Toward or closer to the source of a stream; in the direction opposite to that of the current: paddling upstream.
2. At an earlier point in a production process or supply chain.
adj.
1. Being or moving closer to the source of a stream; in the direction opposite to that of the current: upstream traffic; an upstream dam.
2. Earlier in a production process or supply chain.

upstream

(ˈʌpˈstriːm)
adv, adj
1. (Physical Geography) in or towards the higher part of a stream; against the current
2. (Commerce) (in the oil industry) of or for any of the stages prior to oil production, such as exploration or research. Compare downstream2

up•stream

(ˈʌpˈstrim)

adv.
1. toward or in the higher part of a stream; against the current.
adj.
2. directed or situated upstream.
3. against or opposite to the direction of transcription, translation, or synthesis of a DNA, RNA, or protein molecule.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.upstream - in the direction against a stream's currentupstream - in the direction against a stream's current
downstream - in the direction of a stream's current
Adv.1.upstream - toward the source or against the currentupstream - toward the source or against the current
downriver, downstream - away from the source or with the current
Translations
ضِد التيّار
proti proudu
ár2: ár ellen
upp ána/meî ánni
akıntıya karşıkaynağına doğru

upstream

[ˈʌpˈstriːm] ADVrío arriba
to go upstreamir río arriba
to swim upstreamnadar contra la corriente
a town upstream from Windsoruna ciudad más arriba de Windsor
about three miles upstream from Windsorunas tres millas más arriba de Windsor

upstream

[ˌʌpˈstriːm] adven amont

upstream

advflussaufwärts; 3 kms upstream from Henley3 km flussaufwärts von Henley
adj placeflussaufwärts gelegen

upstream

[ˌʌpˈstriːm] adv (be) → a monte; (swim) → controcorrente
to sail upstream → risalire la corrente

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.