Complete Definition of "up"

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rank|more|out|into|56|up|your|any|what

Etymology
From OE. upp.

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK & General American|US): AHD|ŭp, IPA|/ʌp/, SAMPA|/Vp/
(Australian English|Australia): IPA|/ap/, SAMPA|/ap/
audio|en-us-up.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ʌp

Adverb
en-adv|-

  1. away|Away from the center of the earth; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity.

#* I looked up and saw the airplane overhead.

  1. Into pieces.

#* tear up
#* chop up

  1. An abstract adverb of motion or change.

#* mess up
#* take up

  1. Used for intensity or emphasis.

#* speak up
#* type up

  1. context|rail transport Traditional term for the direction leading to the principal terminus, towards milepost zero.
  2. cricket relatively|Relatively close to the batsman.

#* The bowler pitched the ball up.

Translations
trans-top|away from earth’s centre
Czech: t-|cs|nahoru, t-|cs|vzhůru
Catalan: amunt
Dutch: t-|nl|omhoog, t|nl|opwaarts
Danish: opad
German: oben, nach oben, empor
Hungarian: t+|hu|fel
Japanese: t|ja|上に|true ni|scJpan
Kurdish: KUchar|سه‌ره‌وه‌
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Latvian: augša
Malay: l|ms|ke t|ms|atas
Norwegian: t-|no|opp
Portuguese: (para) cima, acima
Russian: вверх (vv'érχ), наверх (nav'érχ)
Scottish Gaelic: suas, a-nìos
Swedish: t+|sv|upp, t-|sv|uppåt
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trans-top|into pieces
Dutch: t-|nl|ver-
Danish: t-|da|itu, i stykker
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Russian: на части (na části), на куски (na kuskí)
Norwegian: t-|no|opp
Swedish: t-|sv|isär, t-|sv|itu
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trans-top|abstract adverb of motion
Dutch: t+|nl|op, t-|nl|ver-
German: t+|de|auf
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trans-top|for emphasis
Dutch: t+|nl|op
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Kurdish: KUchar|به‌رز
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trans-top|rail transport: the direction towards milepost zero
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Japanese: t|ja|上りに|trnobori ni|scJpan
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trans-top|cricket: relatively close to the batsman
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ttbc|Albanian: lart
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|فوق (fauq)
ttbc|Chinese: 向上 (xiàngshàng)
ttbc|Croatian: uvis
ttbc|Esperanto: supren
ttbc|French: (en) haut
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ttbc|Italian: (in) su
ttbc|Korean: 위에 (wie), 위로 (wiro)
ttbc|Navajo: dah
ttbc|Romanian: (în) sus
ttbc|Spanish: (hacia) arriba
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Preposition
up

  1. Toward the top of.

#* The cat went up the tree.

  1. Further along (in any direction).

#* Go up the street until you see the sign.

  1. north|North.

#* I’m going up to New York to visit my family this weekend.

  1. high|Higher or louder.

#* Turn the volume up.

  1. Higher in pitch.

#* Listen to your voice go up at the end of a question.

Translations
trans-top|toward the top
Danish: t-|da|op t+|da|i
Dutch: t+|nl|op, t-|nl|omhoog
Hungarian: t-|hu|-ra/t-|hu|-re t+|hu|fel (used simultaneously with the suffix)
Japanese: t|ja|上に|true ni|scJpan
Kurdish: KUchar|سه‌ره‌وه‌
Latvian: augšup
Malay: l|ms|ke t|ms|atas, t|ms|naik
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Norwegian: t-|no|oppover
Portuguese: alto, no alto, para o alto, t+|pt|sobre
Russian: вверх (vv'érχ), наверх (nav'érχ)
Scottish Gaelic: suas, a-nìos
Swedish: t-|sv|uppåt
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trans-top|further along
Danish: op ad
Dutch: t+|nl|langs
Norwegian: t-|no|oppover
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Portuguese: t+|pt|adiante
Russian: t+|ru|дальше|trdál'še|scCyrl
Swedish: t-|sv|längs
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trans-top|north
Danish: t-|da|op
Norwegian: t-|no|opp
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|北に|trkita ni|scJpan
Kurdish: KUchar|باکور
Scottish Gaelic: tuath#Scottish Gaelic|Tuath
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trans-top|higher, louder
Danish: t-|da|op
Dutch: t-|nl|omhoog
Kurdish: KUchar|به‌رز
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Japanese: t|ja|上に|true ni|scJpan
Norwegian: t-|no|opp
Portuguese: t+|pt|aumentar, t+|pt|elevar
Russian: выше (výše), громче (grómče)
Swedish: t+|sv|upp
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trans-top|higher in pitch
Danish: t-|da|op
Dutch: t-|nl|omhoog
Norwegian: t-|no|opp
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Portuguese: t+|pt|aumentar, t+|pt|elevar
Russian: выше (vý'še)
Swedish: t+|sv|upp
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ttbc|Esperanto: al#Esperanto|al la#Esperanto|la supro de#Esperanto|de
ttbc|Navajo: dah
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Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. awake|Awake.

#* I can’t believe it’s 3 a.m. and you’re still up.

  1. finished|Finished, to an end

#* Time is up!

  1. In a good mood.

#* I’m feeling up today.

  1. willing|Willing; ready.

#* If you are up for a trip, let’s go.

  1. Next in a sequence.

#* Smith is next up to bat.

  1. face|Facing upwards; facing toward the top.

#* Put the notebook face up on the table.

  1. stand|Standing.

#* Get up and give her your seat.

  1. On a higher level.

#* 1925, Walter Anthony and Tom Reed (titles), w:Rupert Julian|Rupert Julian (director), w:The Phantom of the Opera|The Phantom of the Opera, silent movie
#** ‘The Phantom! The Phantom is up from the cellars again!’

  1. available|Available; made public.

#* The new notices are up as of last Tuesday.

  1. Of a person, informed about; abreast of; current.

#* I’m not up on the latest news. What’s going on?

  1. computing Functional; working.

#* Is the server back up?

  1. context|of a railway line or train Traveling towards a major terminus.

#* The London train is on the up line.

Translations
trans-top|awake
Czech: t-|cs|vzhůru
Danish: t-|da|oppe
Dutch: t+|nl|op
German: t+|de|auf
Hungarian: t-|hu|fent
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Japanese: t|ja|起きている|trokite iru|scJpan
Latvian: augšā
Norwegian: t-|no|oppe
Swedish: t-|sv|uppe
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trans-top|finished
Dutch: t+|nl|op
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Japanese: t-|ja|終わり|trowari|scJpan
Malay: t|ms|habis, t|ms|tamat
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trans-top|in a good mood
Czech: t-|cs|nahoře
Dutch: t|nl|opgewekt
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Japanese: t+|ja|良い|tryoi|scJpan
Malay: t|ms|riang
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trans-top|ready, willing
Dutch: t+|nl|klaar, t|nl|bereid
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Japanese: t|ja|気が向いている|trkiga-muite iru|scJpan
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trans-top|next
Dutch: t+|nl|aan, t|nl|aan de beurt
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Japanese: t|ja|控えている|trhikaete iru|scJpan
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trans-top|facing upwards
Danish: med forsiden opad
Dutch: t+|nl|met ... t-|nl|omhoog
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|上を向けて|true wo mukete|scJpan
Norwegian: t-|no|med ... t-|no|opp
Swedish: t+|sv|med ... t-|sv|uppåt
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trans-top|standing
Dutch: t+|nl|op
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Japanese: t|ja|上に|trueni|scJpan
Norwegian: t-|no|opp
Swedish: t+|sv|upp
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trans-top|avaliable
Dutch: t+|nl|beschikbaar
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Norwegian: t-|no|oppe
Swedish: t-|sv|uppe
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trans-top|informed about
Dutch: t-|nl|mee
Danish: t-|da|med
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|上がっている|tragatte iru|scJpan
Swedish: t+|sv|med (colloquial), t-|sv|uppdaterad
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trans-top|functional
Danish: t-|da|oppe
Dutch: t|nl|in orde
trans-mid
Norwegian: t-|no|oppe
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trans-top|rail transport: traveling towards a major terminus
trans-mid
Japanese: t|ja|上り方向に|trnobori-hōkō ni|scJpan
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ttbc|Esperanto: bonhumora, funkcii|funkcianta
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Noun
en-noun|-

  1. The direction away from the center of the Earth, opposed to the pull of gravity.

#* Up is a good way to go.

Translations
trans-top|direction away from the center of the Earth
Dutch: t-|nl|omhoog
Esperanto: t-|eo|supren|xs=Esperanto
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Japanese: t+|ja|上|true|scJpan
Korean: 위 (wi)
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Verb
en-verb|up|p|ing

  1. context|transitive|colloquial| To increase or raise.

#* If we up the volume, we'll be able to make out the details.

  1. context|transitive|US|colloquial To promote.

#* It wasn’t long before they upped him to Vice President.

Translations
trans-top|increase
Czech: t-|cs|zvýšit
Danish: forøge
Dutch: t|nl|omhoogdraaien, t-|nl|verhogen, t|nl|opschroeven
German: aufdrehen, erhöhen
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Japanese: t-|ja|上げる|trageru|scJpan
Malay: t|ms|menaikkan, t|ms|meningkatkan
Norwegian: t+|no|øke
Scottish Gaelic: èirich
Swedish: t+|sv|höja
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trans-top|promote
Czech: t-|cs|povýšit
Danish: t-|da|forfremme
Dutch: t|nl|promoveren
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Japanese: t-|ja|上げる|trageru|scJpan
Norwegian: t-|no|forfremme
Scottish Gaelic: èirich, àrdaich
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Related terms
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back up
backup
bottoms up
bottom-up
look up
lookup
one-up
runner up
run up
runup
turn up
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up and leave, up and go
upside
upside down
upper
upon
uppity
up a creek
upwards
upward
up to
walkup
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Derived terms
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rel-top|Derived terms
break up: to end a romantic relationship
buck up:
:* draw on a reserve of inner strength
:* forward to higher authority for resolution
build up: to create, e.g., build up a list; build up a physique
burn up: to be burned such that there is nothing left
clog up, clogged up: passage impeded as in a clogged up drain pipe, or a traffic jam
cloud up: to become cloudy
clear up: to become sunny
clean up: to win by a wide margin in sports, gambling, or business
close up: to close for business; e.g., close up shop (at night); permanent closure is "closing down".
crack up:
:* to begin laughing uncontrollably
:* to become insane
cut up: to make jokes
double up:
:* to double the quantity of
:* to make the second out in a double play, in baseball
:* to win a bet made with all of one's previous winnings
dress up: to put on nice clothing
dry up: to lose moisture, or content, as in a "dry well"
eat up: to eat it all
finish up: to complete a task or action
gang up, gang up on: to collaborate in opposition (to someone); e.g., "They ganged up on him."
going up: travelling to Oxford University or Cambridge University (if expelled from either, they are "sent down")
kick up: to create something bad, e.g., don’t kick up a fuss
knock up: to impregnate
lash up: (UK) improvised temporary solution to technical problem
let up: to ease pressure, or to cease entirely
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muck up: to err; to make a mess of things
one-upmanship: outdoing
open up:
:* to open for business; e.g., open up a store or theatre
:* confusing usage: a drain must be opened up (cleared) because it is stopped up (clogged).
:* to reveal one's inner feelings, or thoughts.
polish up: to remove tarnish, e.g., polish up silverware
put up:
:* to provide accommodations for
:* to tolerate
ring up: to telephone; to enter a sale into a cash register
shake up: to disturb or disrupt
shoot up: to take drugs by injection
show up: to arrive
shut up: to stop talking; generally considered rude
stir up:
:* to mix, e.g., stir up a martini
:* to create disarray or trouble
stop up, stopped up: clogged; see opened up
take up:
:* to require, e.g., takes up a lot of time
:* to remove the slack, e.g., to take up the fishing line
:* to turn one’s attention to, e.g., take up the next topic for discussion
throw up: to vomit
turn up: to arrive
wet up: to become wet, e.g., rain wets up the earth
up to it: able to cope
work up: to create, e.g., to work up an appetite; exercise to work up a sweat
write up: to create a report
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Category:100 English basic words
Category:English prepositions
Category:Positive words
Category:English two-letter words

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