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[uhp] /ʌp/
adverb
1.
to, toward, or in a more elevated position:
to climb up to the top of a ladder.
2.
to or in an erect position:
to stand up.
3.
out of bed:
to get up.
4.
above the horizon:
The moon came up.
5.
to or at any point that is considered higher.
6.
to or at a source, origin, center, or the like:
to follow a stream up to its source.
7.
to or at a higher point or degree, as of rank, size, value, pitch, loudness, brightness, maturity, or speed:
to move up in a firm; to pump up a tire; to turn a lantern up; Prices are going up. Speak up! Hurry up!
8.
ahead; in a leading position in a competition:
He managed to get up on his opponent by three points.
9.
in continuing contact, especially as reflecting continuing awareness, knowledge, etc.:
to keep up with the latest developments in mathematics.
10.
into or in activity, operation, etc.:
to set up vibrations.
11.
into a state of emotional agitation or distress:
His insults left her all roiled up.
12.
into existence, visible form, etc.:
His sample was worked up in the studio.
13.
into view, prominence, or consideration:
The lost papers have turned up.
14.
into or in a place of safekeeping, storage, retirement, etc.:
to lay up riches; to put up preserves.
15.
into or in a state of union, contraction, etc.:
to add up a column of figures; to fold up.
16.
to the required or final point:
to pay up one's debts; burned up.
17.
to a state of completion; to an end:
She finished it all up.
18.
to a halt:
The riders reined up and dismounted.
19.
Baseball. being the player or team batting; at bat.
20.
(used as a function word for additional emphasis, sometimes preceded by it):
Go wake your father up. What plugged it up? We laughed it up.
21.
ahead of an opponent or opponents in points, games, etc.:
The golfer was two strokes up on his nearest competitor.
22.
each; apiece:
The score was seven up in the final quarter.
23.
(of machines or equipment, as computers) working; in working order or in operation.
24.
Informal. without the addition of ice; straight up:
Bring me a martini, up.
25.
Nautical. toward the wind:
Put the helm up.
preposition
26.
to, toward, or at an elevated place on or in:
They went up the stairs. The cat is up the tree.
27.
to, toward, or at a high or higher station, condition, or rank on or in:
He is well up the social ladder.
28.
at or to a farther point or higher place on or in:
She is up the street. I'm going up the street.
29.
toward the source, origin, etc., of:
up the stream.
30.
toward a particular direction or in the interior of, as a region or territory:
The explorers were up north.
31.
in a course or direction that is contrary to that of:
to row up the current.
adjective
32.
moving in or related to a direction that is up or is regarded as up:
the up elevator; the up train traveling north; the up platform of a railroad station.
33.
informed; familiar; aware (usually followed by on or in):
She is always up on current events.
34.
concluded; ended; finished; terminated:
The game is up. Your hour is up.
35.
going on or happening; taking place; occurring:
What's up over there?
36.
having a high position or station:
He is up in society.
37.
in an erect, vertical, or raised position:
The gate at the railroad crossing is up. The tent is up.
38.
above the earth or ground:
The corn is up and ready to be harvested.
39.
in the air; aloft:
The meteorological balloons are up. The airplanes are up for their reconnaissance flights.
40.
(of heavenly bodies) risen above the horizon:
The sun is up.
41.
awake or out of bed:
to be up with insomnia.
42.
mounted on horseback:
He knows which jockeys are up in every race.
43.
(of water in natural bodies) high with relation to the banks or shore:
The tide is up.
44.
built; constructed:
The new museum is up and open to the public.
45.
facing upward:
He is resting and his face is up.
47.
(of roads, highways, etc.) having the surface broken or removed (usually used in combination):
a torn-up road.
48.
in revolt, mutiny, or rebellious agitation:
Many territories were up and preparing to send troops against the government.
49.
in a state of agitation:
Beware of him when his temper is up.
50.
Informal. cheerful or optimistic; high-spirited; happy; exuberant; upbeat.
51.
Informal. productive, favorable, or profitable:
a string of up months for the company.
52.
afoot or amiss:
Her nervous manner told me that something was up.
53.
in a state of enthusiastic or confident readiness (usually followed by for):
The team was definitely up for the game.
54.
bound; on the way:
She was on a ship up for Australia.
55.
resolved in an unfavorable or undesired way:
They knew that their game was up.
56.
higher than formerly in cost, amount, degree, etc.:
The price of meat was up.
57.
(of age) advanced (usually followed by in):
He is rather spry for a man so up in years.
58.
active:
The captain wished to set sail as soon as the wind was up.
59.
in a legal proceeding as defendant:
He is up for murder.
60.
in operation or ready for use:
The theater's lights are up.
61.
(of points or other standards used to determine the winner in a competition) ahead; in advance:
He won the game with two points up over his opponent.
62.
considered or under consideration:
a candidate up for reelection; a bill that is up before Congress.
63.
wagered; bet:
He won all the money up in the game.
64.
living or located inland or on elevated ground:
They live in a village two miles up from the coast.
65.
(used with a preceding numeral to indicate that a score is tied in a competition):
It was 10 up at the end of the first half.
66.
ahead of an opponent or opponents:
They scored three times in a row to go two up.
noun
67.
an upward movement; ascent.
68.
a rise of fortune, mood, etc.
69.
a time of good fortune, prosperity, or happiness:
He has had more ups than downs in his career.
70.
an upbound means of public transportation, as a train or bus.
71.
Informal. a feeling or state of happiness, exuberance, or elation.
72.
Slang. upper (def 10).
73.
a person or thing that is in a favorable position of wealth, fortune, etc.:
People who were ups in the business world suffered losses in the economic depression.
74.
an upward slope; elevation.
75.
an upward course or rise, as in price or value:
The landlord promised his tenants there would be no further ups in the rent this year.
76.
Slang. upper2 .
verb (used with object), upped, upping.
77.
to put or take up.
78.
to make larger; step up:
to up output.
79.
to raise; go better than (a preceding wager):
to up the ante.
verb (used without object), upped, upping.
80.
Informal. to start up; begin something abruptly (usually followed by and and another verb):
Then he upped and ran away from home.
81.
(often used imperatively or hortatively) to rise up:
Up, men, and fight until all the enemy are defeated!
Idioms
82.
all up with, at or approaching the end of; with defeat or ruin imminent for:
He realized it was all up with him when the search party began to close in.
83.
go up in one's lines. line1 (def 71).
84.
on the up and up, Informal. frank; honest; sincere:
He seems to be on the up and up.
Also, on the up-and-up.
85.
straight up. straight (def 34).
86.
up against, faced or confronted with:
They were up against formidable obstacles.
87.
up against it, in a difficult situation, especially in financial straits:
There was no one to help him when he was up against it.
88.
up and around, recovered from an illness; able to leave one's bed.
Also, up and about.
89.
up and doing, Informal. actively engaged; alert; busy:
During her convalescence she longed to be up and doing.
90.
up and down,
  1. back and forth; backward and forward:
    He paced up and down.
  2. from top to bottom or head to toe:
    She looked me up and down before replying.
91.
up for, considered as eligible or as a possibility for (something):
The child is up for adoption. Three actresses are up for the role.
92.
up to,
  1. as far as or approaching (a certain part, degree, point, etc.):
    She went wading up to her knees. I am up to the eighth lesson.
  2. in full realization or attainment of:
    He worked up to president of the company.
  3. as many as; to the limit of:
    The car will seat up to five persons.
  4. having adequate powers or ability for; capable of; equal to:
    He didn't think I was up to the job.
  5. the duty or responsibility of; incumbent upon:
    It's up to you to break the news to him.
  6. engaged in; contriving; doing:
    What have you been up to lately?
93.
up your ass, Slang: Vulgar. shove (def 6).
Also, up yours.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English up(pe) (adv.), Old English up(p) to a higher position, uppe in a higher position; cognate with Old Frisian up, Old Saxon up, Middle Dutch up, op, Old Norse upp; akin to Old High German ūf (> German auf), Gothic iup

up-

1.
a combining form of up:
upland; upshot; upheaval.
Origin
Middle English; Old English

U.P.

up.

1.
underproof (alcohol).
2.
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  • He was frightened and appalled at the notion of wanting to grow up.
British Dictionary definitions for up

up

/ʌp/
preposition
1.
indicating movement from a lower to a higher position: climbing up a mountain
2.
at a higher or further level or position in or on: soot up the chimney, a shop up the road
adverb
3.
(often particle) to an upward, higher, or erect position, esp indicating readiness for an activity: looking up at the stars, up and doing something
4.
(particle) indicating intensity or completion of an action: he tore up the cheque, drink up now!
5.
to the place referred to or where the speaker is: the man came up and asked the way
6.
  1. to a more important place: up to London
  2. to a more northerly place: up to Scotland
  3. (of a member of some British universities) to or at university
  4. in a particular part of the country: up north
7.
above the horizon: the sun is up
8.
appearing for trial: up before the magistrate
9.
having gained: ten pounds up on the deal
10.
higher in price: coffee is up again
11.
raised (for discussion, etc): the plan was up for consideration
12.
taught: well up in physics
13.
(functioning as imperative) get, stand, etc, up: up with you!
14.
(informal) all up with
  1. over; finished
  2. doomed to die
15.
(functioning as imperative) up with, wanting the beginning or continuation of: up with the monarchy!
16.
(informal) something's up, something strange is happening
17.
up against
  1. touching
  2. having to cope with: look what we're up against now
18.
up and running, in operation; functioning properly
19.
up for
  1. as a candidate or applicant for: he's up for re-election again
  2. (informal) keen or willing to try: she's up for anything
20.
(informal) up for it, keen or willing to try something out or make a good effort: it's a big challenge and I'm up for it
21.
up to
  1. devising or scheming; occupied with: she's up to no good
  2. dependent or incumbent upon: the decision is up to you
  3. equal to (a challenge, etc) or capable of (doing, etc): are you up to playing in the final?
  4. aware of: up to a person's tricks
  5. as far as: up to his waist in mud
  6. as many as: up to two years' waiting time
  7. comparable with: not up to your normal standard
22.
(informal) up top, in the head or mind
23.
(slang) up yours, a vulgar expression of contempt or refusal
24.
(informal) what's up?
  1. what is the matter?
  2. what is happening?
adjective
25.
(predicative) of a high or higher position
26.
(predicative) out of bed; awake: the children aren't up yet
27.
(prenominal) of or relating to a train or trains to a more important place or one regarded as higher: the up platform
28.
(predicative) over or completed: the examiner announced that their time was up
29.
(predicative) beating one's opponent by a specified amount: three goals up by half-time
verb ups, upping, upped
30.
(transitive) to increase or raise
31.
(intransitive; foll by and with a verb) (informal) to do (something) suddenly, unexpectedly, etc: she upped and married someone else
noun
32.
high point; good or pleasant period (esp in the phrase ups and downs)
33.
(slang) another word (esp US) for upper (sense 9)
34.
on the up and up
  1. trustworthy or honest
  2. (Brit) on the upward trend or movement: our firm's on the up and up
35.
(slang) up oneself, self-absorbed or arrogant: he's so up himself
Usage note
The use of up before until is redundant and should be avoided: the talks will continue until (not up until) 23rd March
Word Origin
Old English upp; related to Old Saxon, Old Norse up, Old High German ūf, Gothic iup

UP

abbreviation
1.
United Press
2.
Uttar Pradesh

up-

prefix
1.
up, upper, or upwards: uproot, upmost, upthrust, upgrade, uplift
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Word Origin and History for up
adv.

Old English up, uppe, from Proto-Germanic *upp- "up" (cf. Old Frisian up; Old Norse upp; Danish, Dutch op; Old High German uf, German auf "up"; Gothic iup "up, upward," uf "on, upon, under;" OHG oba, German ob "over, above, on, upon"), from PIE root *upo "up from below" (cf. Sanskrit upa "near, under, up to, on," Greek hypo "under, below," Latin sub "under;" see sub-).

Meaning "exhilarated, happy" first attested 1815. Musical up tempo (adj.) is recorded from 1948. Up-and-coming "promising" is from 1848. Phrase on the up-(and-up) "honest, straightforward" first attested 1863, American English. Up the river "in jail" first recorded 1891, originally in reference to Sing Sing, which is up the Hudson from New York City. To drive someone up the wall (1951) is from the notion of the behavior of lunatics or caged animals. Insulting retort up yours (scil. ass) attested by late 19c.

v.

earliest recorded sense is "to drive and catch (swans)," 1560, from up (adv.). Meaning "to get up, rise to one's feet" (as in up and leave) is recorded from 1643. Sense of "to move upward" is recorded from 1737. Meaning "increase" (as in up the price of oil) is attested from 1915. Cf. Old English verb uppian "to rise." Upping block is attested from 1796.

up-

prefix with various senses, from Old English up (see up (adv.)), corresponding to similar prefixes in other Germanic languages.

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Slang definitions & phrases for up

up

adjective
  1. Exhilarated; happy; sparkling; hopeful: I was feeling up. I thought it had been a very successful evening (1815+)
  2. Encouraging; hopeful; upbeat: I don't like down movies, I like up movies (1970s+)
  3. Ready and effective; keyed up; in one's best form: Obviously, Kennedy wanted to be ''up'' for the meeting (1972+)
  4. Intoxicated by narcotics, esp amphetamines; high: as it does when you're up on bennie (1960s+ Narcotics)
  5. (also up and rolling or up and running) Functioning; in operation; active: English-only a is a phony issue raised only to get folks' bile up and running in time for the presidential race (1980s+ Computer)
noun
  1. A source of excitement; a pleasurable thrill; lift: Her words gave me a huge up (1966+)
  2. An amphetamine dose, capsule, etc; upper: Let's do some ups tonight (1960s+ Narcotics)
verb

To raise; increase: My confidence has upped itself (1925+)

[first adjective sense is based on up, ''effervescent, bubbling,'' used of beer and other drinks; later similar uses, from the 1940s, are based on the ''high'' produced by narcotics]


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up in Technology

jargon
Working, in order. E.g. "The down escalator is up."
Opposite: down.
[Jargon File]
(1995-03-06)

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Related Abbreviations for up

UP

  1. underproof
  2. Upper Peninsula [of Michigan]

up.

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Idioms and Phrases with up

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