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up prep at or to a higher position on, or a position further along • climbed up the stairswalking up the road. adverb 1 at or to a higher position or level • lift it upturn up the volumeprices went up. 2 at or to a place higher up, or a more northerly place. 3 in or to a more erect position • stood up. 4 fully or completely • use upeat up. 5 into the state of being gathered together • saved up for itparcel up the presents. 6 in or to a place of storage or lodging • put them up for the night. 7 out of bed • got up. 8 to or towards • went up to the towntravelling up to Londonwalked up to him. 9 formal to or at university • up at Oxford. adj (comparative upper, superlative uppermost or upmost; see also separate entries) 1 placed in, or moving or directed to, a higher position. 2 out of bed • He's not up yet. 3 having an advantage; ahead • two goals up£5 up after the first bet. 4 said of a road: under repair. 5 appearing in court • up before the judge. 6 said of the sun: visible above the horizon. 7 relating to or providing (especially rail) transport to, rather than away from, a major place, especially London • the up trainthe up line. verb (upped, upping) 1 to raise or increase something • upped the price. 2 intrans, colloq to start boldly or unexpectedly saying or doing something; to get up (and do something) • He upped and left her. noun 1 a success or advantage. 2 a spell of good luck or prosperity. be well up on or in something to have a thorough knowledge of it. it's all up with someone colloq there is no hope for them. not up to much colloq not good at all; no good. on the up-and-up colloq 1 steadily becoming more successful. 2 honest; on the level. something's up something is wrong or amiss. up against someone or something 1 situated or pressed close against them. 2 facing the difficulties, etc associated with them; having to cope with them. up and about or up and doing out of bed and active. up for something 1 presented or offered for (eg discussion or sale). 2 under consideration for (a job or post). 3 prepared and eager to do it • We're going out clubbing. Are you up for it, too? up to someone their responsibility; dependent on them • It's up to you. up to something 1 immersed or embedded as far as • up to his eyes in work. 2 capable of; equal to • Are you up to meeting them? 3 thinking about doing or engaged in doing • was up to his usual tricksWhat are you up to? 4 as good as • not up to his usual standard. 6 as many or as much as • up to two weeks. up to speed 1 as fast as is appropriate for something (eg a competition in a race, a schedule, etc). 2 proficient or efficient at something; knowledgeable about it. up top colloq (in) the head or mind. up to the minute completely up to date. up with 1 abreast of. 2 even with. 3 an expression of enthusiastic approval or support • Up with Christmas! Up yours! coarse slang an expression of strong refusal, defiance, contempt, etc. What's up? What's the matter? What's wrong?
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon up or upp.

up prep at or to a higher position on, or a position further along • climbed up the stairswalking up the road. adverb 1 at or to a higher position or level • lift it upturn up the volumeprices went up. 2 at or to a place higher up, or a more northerly place. 3 in or to a more erect position • stood up. 4 fully or completely • use upeat up. 5 into the state of being gathered together • saved up for itparcel up the presents. 6 in or to a place of storage or lodging • put them up for the night. 7 out of bed • got up. 8 to or towards • went up to the towntravelling up to Londonwalked up to him. 9 formal to or at university • up at Oxford. adj (comparative upper, superlative uppermost or upmost; see also separate entries) 1 placed in, or moving or directed to, a higher position. 2 out of bed • He's not up yet. 3 having an advantage; ahead • two goals up£5 up after the first bet. 4 said of a road: under repair. 5 appearing in court • up before the judge. 6 said of the sun: visible above the horizon. 7 relating to or providing (especially rail) transport to, rather than away from, a major place, especially London • the up trainthe up line. verb (upped, upping) 1 to raise or increase something • upped the price. 2 intrans, colloq to start boldly or unexpectedly saying or doing something; to get up (and do something) • He upped and left her. noun 1 a success or advantage. 2 a spell of good luck or prosperity. be well up on or in something to have a thorough knowledge of it. it's all up with someone colloq there is no hope for them. not up to much colloq not good at all; no good. on the up-and-up colloq 1 steadily becoming more successful. 2 honest; on the level. something's up something is wrong or amiss. up against someone or something 1 situated or pressed close against them. 2 facing the difficulties, etc associated with them; having to cope with them. up and about or up and doing out of bed and active. up for something 1 presented or offered for (eg discussion or sale). 2 under consideration for (a job or post). 3 prepared and eager to do it • We're going out clubbing. Are you up for it, too? up to someone their responsibility; dependent on them • It's up to you. up to something 1 immersed or embedded as far as • up to his eyes in work. 2 capable of; equal to • Are you up to meeting them? 3 thinking about doing or engaged in doing • was up to his usual tricksWhat are you up to? 4 as good as • not up to his usual standard. 6 as many or as much as • up to two weeks. up to speed 1 as fast as is appropriate for something (eg a competition in a race, a schedule, etc). 2 proficient or efficient at something; knowledgeable about it. up top colloq (in) the head or mind. up to the minute completely up to date. up with 1 abreast of. 2 even with. 3 an expression of enthusiastic approval or support • Up with Christmas! Up yours! coarse slang an expression of strong refusal, defiance, contempt, etc. What's up? What's the matter? What's wrong?
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon up or upp.

up prep at or to a higher position on, or a position further along • climbed up the stairswalking up the road. adverb 1 at or to a higher position or level • lift it upturn up the volumeprices went up. 2 at or to a place higher up, or a more northerly place. 3 in or to a more erect position • stood up. 4 fully or completely • use upeat up. 5 into the state of being gathered together • saved up for itparcel up the presents. 6 in or to a place of storage or lodging • put them up for the night. 7 out of bed • got up. 8 to or towards • went up to the towntravelling up to Londonwalked up to him. 9 formal to or at university • up at Oxford. adj (comparative upper, superlative uppermost or upmost; see also separate entries) 1 placed in, or moving or directed to, a higher position. 2 out of bed • He's not up yet. 3 having an advantage; ahead • two goals up£5 up after the first bet. 4 said of a road: under repair. 5 appearing in court • up before the judge. 6 said of the sun: visible above the horizon. 7 relating to or providing (especially rail) transport to, rather than away from, a major place, especially London • the up trainthe up line. verb (upped, upping) 1 to raise or increase something • upped the price. 2 intrans, colloq to start boldly or unexpectedly saying or doing something; to get up (and do something) • He upped and left her. noun 1 a success or advantage. 2 a spell of good luck or prosperity. be well up on or in something to have a thorough knowledge of it. it's all up with someone colloq there is no hope for them. not up to much colloq not good at all; no good. on the up-and-up colloq 1 steadily becoming more successful. 2 honest; on the level. something's up something is wrong or amiss. up against someone or something 1 situated or pressed close against them. 2 facing the difficulties, etc associated with them; having to cope with them. up and about or up and doing out of bed and active. up for something 1 presented or offered for (eg discussion or sale). 2 under consideration for (a job or post). 3 prepared and eager to do it • We're going out clubbing. Are you up for it, too? up to someone their responsibility; dependent on them • It's up to you. up to something 1 immersed or embedded as far as • up to his eyes in work. 2 capable of; equal to • Are you up to meeting them? 3 thinking about doing or engaged in doing • was up to his usual tricksWhat are you up to? 4 as good as • not up to his usual standard. 6 as many or as much as • up to two weeks. up to speed 1 as fast as is appropriate for something (eg a competition in a race, a schedule, etc). 2 proficient or efficient at something; knowledgeable about it. up top colloq (in) the head or mind. up to the minute completely up to date. up with 1 abreast of. 2 even with. 3 an expression of enthusiastic approval or support • Up with Christmas! Up yours! coarse slang an expression of strong refusal, defiance, contempt, etc. What's up? What's the matter? What's wrong?
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon up or upp.