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up (adverb)
1.
a) (1) in or into a higher position or level , especially away from the center of the earth
(2) from beneath the ground or water to the surface
(3) from below the horizon
(4) - upstream
(5) in or into an upright position - sit up , especially out of bed
b) upward from the ground or surface - pull up a daisy
c) so as to expose a particular surface
2.
with greater intensity - speak up
3.
a) in or into a better or more advanced state
b) at an end - your time is up
c) in or into a state of greater intensity or excitement
d) to or at a greater speed, rate, or amount - prices went up
e) in a continual sequence in continuance from a point or to a point - from third grade up at prices of $10 and up up until now
4.
a) (1) into existence, evidence, prominence, or prevalence
(2) into operation or practical form
b) into consideration or attention - bring up for discussion
5.
into possession or custody
6.
a) - entirely completely button up your coat
b) - used as an intensifier clean up the house
7.
in or into storage - by lay up supplies
8.
a) so as to arrive or approach
b) in a direction conventionally the opposite of down
(1) to windward
(2) - northward
(3) to or at the top
(4) to or at the rear of a theatrical stage
9.
in or into parts
10.
to a stop - usually used with draw, bring, fetch, or pull
11.
for each side - the score is 15 up
up (adjective)
1.
a) risen above the horizon - the sun is up
b) - standing
c) being out of bed
d) relatively high - the river is up was well up in her class
e) being in a raised position - lifted windows are up
f) being in a state of completion - constructed built
g) having the face upward
h) mounted on a horse - a new jockey up
i) grown above a surface - the corn is up
j) (1) moving, inclining, or directed upward - the up escalator
(2) bound in a direction regarded as up
2.
a) (1) marked by agitation, excitement, or activity
(2) positive or upbeat in mood or demeanor
b) being above a former or normal level (as of quantity or intensity) - attendance is up the wind is up
c) exerting enough power (as for operation) - sail when steam is up
d) - ready , specifically highly prepared
e) going on taking place - find out what is up
3.
a) risen from a lower position - men up from the ranks
b) being at the same level or point - did not feel up to par
c) (1) well informed - abreast up on the news
(2) being on schedule - up on his homework
d) being ahead of one's opponent
4.
a) presented for or undergoing consideration - contract up for negotiation , also charged before a court - up for robbery
b) being the one whose turn it is - you're up next
up (preposition)
1.
a) - used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of went up the stairs
b) up into or in the - was hid away up garret Mark Twain
2.
a) in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of - lives a few miles up the coast walked up the street
b) toward or near a point closer to the source or beginning of - sail up the river
3.
in the direction opposite to - sailed up the wind
up (noun)
1.
one in a high or advantageous position
2.
an upward slope
3.
a period or state of prosperity or success
4.
- upper
5.
a fundamental quark that has an electric charge of +2/3 and that is one of the constituents of a nucleon
up (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to rise from a lying or sitting position
b) to move upward - ascend
2.
transitive verb
- used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated he up and quit his job
1.
- raise lift
2.
a) to advance to a higher level
(1) - increase
(2) - promote
b) - raise
UP (abbreviation)
Upper Peninsula (of Michigan)
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
up (adjective)
1.
being at a higher level than average
SYNONIMS:
elevated, escalated, heightened, increased, jacked (up), raised, up
RELATED WORDS:
extreme, full, maximized, maximum, peaked, sky-high, utmost; inflated, over, overfilled, overflowing, overfull, overlarge, overloaded, oversize ( oversized)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decreased, depressed, dropped, knockdown [], receded, under
down, low
up (adjective)
2.
brought or having come to an end
SYNONIMS:
completed, concluded, done, down, ended, finished, over, over with, terminated, through, up
RELATED WORDS:
accomplished, achieved, attained, compassed, realized; dead, defunct, extinct, kaput ( kaputt), obsolete; expired
continuing, incomplete, ongoing, uncompleted, undone, unfinished
up (adjective)
3.
having information especially as a result of study or experience
SYNONIMS:
abreast, acquainted, au courant, conversant, informed, knowledgeable, up, up-to-date, versed, well-informed
RELATED WORDS:
alive, aware, cognizant, conscious, heedful, mindful, sensible, sentient
NEAR ANTONYMS:
insensible, unaware, unconscious, unmindful; blind, oblivious, unknowing, unwitting; inattentive, unheeding
ignorant, unacquainted, unfamiliar, uninformed, unknowledgeable
up (verb)
1.
to make greater in size, amount, or number
SYNONIMS:
accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, raise, swell, stoke, supersize, up
RELATED WORDS:
boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce ( reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlay
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrench
abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)
up (verb)
2.
to move from a lower to a higher place or position
SYNONIMS:
boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraise
RELATED WORDS:
ascend, mount, rise; rear, upend
NEAR ANTONYMS:
descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submerge
drop, lower
up (verb)
3.
to move or extend upward
SYNONIMS:
arise, aspire, climb, lift, mount, rise, soar, thrust, up, uprise, upthrust, upturn
RELATED WORDS:
surge, tower; boost, elevate, raise, upheave, uplift, upraise; balloon, blast off, take off, zoom; crest, scale, surmount, top; cant, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tip
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dive, nose-dive, plummet, sink, slide
decline, descend, dip, drop, fall (off), plunge
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