up meaning

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up preposition
1. from a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of
up adverb
1. spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
Related: upwards, upward, upwardly
Antonyms: down
  • "look up!"
  • "the music surged up"
  • "the fragments flew upwards"
  • "prices soared upwards"
  • "upwardly mobile"
2. to a higher intensity
Antonyms: down
  • "he turned up the volume"
3. nearer to the speaker
  • "he walked up and grabbed my lapels"
4. to a more central or a more northerly place
Antonyms: down
  • "was transferred up to headquarters"
  • "up to Canada for a vacation"
5. to a later time
Related: upwards, upward
  • "they moved the meeting date up"
  • "from childhood upward"
up verb
1. (increase) raise
  • "up the ante"
up adjective
1. (ascending(a)) being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
Antonyms: down
  • "the anchor is up"
  • "the sun is up"
  • "he lay face up"
  • "he is up by a pawn"
  • "the market is up"
  • "the corn is up"
2. open
  • "the windows are up"
improving adjective
1. getting higher or more vigorous
Related: up
  • "its an up market"
  • "an improving economy"
astir(p) adjective
1. out of bed
Related: up
  • "are they astir yet?"
  • "up by seven each morning"
up(a) adjective
1. extending or moving toward a higher place
Related: upward
  • "the up staircase"
  • "a general upward movement of fish"
up(p) adjective
1. (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness
  • "he was up on his homework"
  • "had to be up for the game"
2. (used of computers) operating properly
  • "how soon will the computers be up?"
3. used up
  • "time is up"
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