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[suhn-uhp] /ˈsʌnˌʌp/
sunrise, especially the time of sunrise.
Origin of sunup
1705-15, Americanism; sun + up, on the model of sundown Unabridged
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  • By sunup of the fourth day, the ailing group holed up in a hideout to try to get a few hours of uninterrupted sleep.
  • Insofar as possible, blasting operations above ground shall be conducted between sunup and sundown.
  • Blasting operations shall be conducted between sunup and sundown, whenever possible.
  • If possible, conduct blasting operations after sunup and before sundown and during periods of clear visibility.
  • Traps were set each afternoon prior to dark and checked at sunup the next morning.
  • All parks are open sunup to sundown daily year-round.
  • Most deer in this study were taken around sunup or sundown.
  • He worked from sunup to sundown and two hours of night guard duty.
British Dictionary definitions for sunup


another name (esp US) for sunrise (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for sunup

also sun-up, 1712, from sun (n.) + up (adv.).

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