up

/ʌp / (say up)

adverb
1. to, towards, or in a more elevated position: to climb up to the top of a ladder.
2. into the air: to throw up a ball.
3. out of the ground: to dig up potatoes.
4. to or in an erect position: to stand up.
5. out of bed: to get up.
6. above the horizon: the moon came up.
7. to or at any point that is considered higher, as the north, a capital city, or the like.
8. to or at a source, origin, centre, or the like: to follow a stream up to its source.
9. to or at a higher point or degree in a scale, as of rank, size, value, pitch, etc.
10. to or at a point of equal advance, extent, etc.: to catch up in a race.
11. ahead; into a leading or more advanced position: to move up into the lead.
12. well advanced or versed, as in a subject: to keep up in nuclear physics.
13. in or into activity, operation, etc.: to set up vibrations.
14. in or into a state of agitation or excitement: worked up.
15. into existence, view, prominence, or consideration: a problem has cropped up; the lost papers have turned up; his case comes up in court on Thursday.
16. to a state of maturity: to bring up a child.
17. into or in a place of safekeeping, storage, retirement, etc.: to lay up riches.
18. to a state of completion; to an end: to finish something up.
19. in or into a state of union, contraction, etc.: to add up a column of figures; to fold up a blanket.
20. to the required or final point: to pay up one's debts; to burn up rubbish.
21. to a standstill: to rein up; seize up.
22. US equally; each; apiece; all: the score was seven points up.
23. Nautical towards or facing into the wind.
preposition
24. to, towards, or at a higher place on or in: up the stairs; up a tree.
25. to, towards, near, or at a higher station, condition, or rank in.
26. to, towards, or at a farther or higher point of: up the street.
27. towards the source, origin, etc., of: up the stream.
28. towards or in the interior of (a region, etc.): the explorers went up the mulga.
29. in a course or direction contrary to that of: to sail up wind.
30. Colloquial towards or at: up King's Cross; up the Junction.
adjective
31. upwards; going or directed upwards.
32. travelling towards a terminus or centre: an up train.
33. in an upright position or pointing upwards: the signal is up.
34. standing and speaking: the prime minister was up for three hours.
35. out of bed: I have been up since six o'clock.
36. risen above the horizon: the sun is up.
37. at a high point or full: the tide is up.
38. in the air; above the ground: the aeroplane is 2000 metres up.
39. on horseback; in the saddle.
40. well informed or advanced, as in a subject: to be up in mathematics.
41. in activity: the wind is up.
42. (especially of a computer) operational.
43. under consideration; on offer: a candidate up for election.
44. appearing before a court or the like on some charge: he is up for speeding again.
45. in the process of going on or happening, especially something amiss: they wondered what was up.
46. in a state of agitation or excitement: his anger was up.
47. impassable to wheeled traffic, as a road under repair.
48. in a leading or advanced position: to be up in social standing.
49. winning or having won money at gambling or the like: he was $50 up after an hour in the casino.
50. Games winning or ahead of an opponent by a specified number of points, holes, etc.
51. Also, Especially NSW, also Qld, ACT and Tasmania, in. Especially Qld (in children's games) the player called upon to perform some task, as, in chasing games, the one who must catch the other players. Compare it (def. 7); Especially WA, SA and Victoria he (def. 4).
noun
52. an upward movement; an ascent.
53. a rise of fortune, mood, etc.: to have one's ups and downs.
verb (upped, upping)
verb (t)
54. to put or take up.
55. to make larger; step up: to up output.
56. to raise; go better than (a preceding wager).
57. Nautical to turn (the helm) to windward, thus turning the ship's head away from the wind.
verb (i)
58. to get or start up: to up and leave.
interjection
59. (a command to rise or stand up.)
phrase
60. be up against it, Colloquial to be in difficulties; to be in severe straits.
61. be up each other or be up one another, Colloquial to be behaving in a sycophantic or toadying fashion to each other.
62. be up next, to be next in turn.
63. be up oneself, Colloquial to have an unjustifiably high opinion of oneself; be self-deluding.
64. be up someone, Colloquial
a. (taboo) (of a man) to be engaged in sexual intercourse with someone: he was up her like a lizard up a log.
b. to be angry with someone: she was up him for being late.
65. get up someone, Colloquial
a. (taboo) (of a man) to have sexual intercourse with someone.
b. to reprimand someone.
66. have one's ups and downs, alternately good and bad moods.
67. in two ups, Colloquial in a very short time.
68. on the up and up, Colloquial
a. feeling better; improving in health and spirits.
b. having increasing success.
c. honest, frank, or credible.
69. up …, (an exclamation of strong support for the person, team, etc., specified): up the mighty Blues!
70. up against, faced with: they are up against enormous problems.
71. up and about, active; out of bed, especially after recovering from an illness.
72. up and at 'em!, Colloquial (a rallying cry.)
73. up and running, in action; operational: to have the business up and running.
74. up at (or in), at or in any place considered higher, as in altitude (up at the mountains it is snowing), or away from the centre of population (up here in the bush).
75. up close and personal (with), in an intimate relationship (with).
76. up east, WA along the coast running north-east from Broome.
77. up for, Colloquial
a. liable to pay: you'll be up for $100 if you break that.
b. willing to undertake or participate in (something challenging): are you up for a game of squash?
78. ups and downs, good fortune and bad fortune in cycles: the ups and downs of the share market.
79. up sticks, to move away from one's present location or place of residence.
80. up to,
a. engaged in; doing: what are you up to?
b. incumbent upon, as a duty: it is up to him to make the next move.
c. as many as and no more: I will take up to eight pupils.
d. as far as and no farther: he is up to his knees in water.
e. Colloquial capable of: he is not up to the job.
f. to any place considered higher, as in altitude, or being more northerly in geographical location.
81. up to mud (or putty){{}} (or shit), Colloquial broken down, worthless.
82. up with,
a. in a high or favourable position in relation to: up with the leaders.
b. familiar with or knowledgeable about: up with the latest research.
83. up with …, (an exclamation of strong support for something specified): up with the revolution!
84. up you (for the rent), Colloquial (an exclamation of insolent or abusive dismissal.)
85. up your arse or up yours, Colloquial (taboo) (an exclamation of insolent or angry dismissal.)
86. up yours!, (an exclamation of dismissal, often accompanied by a gesture in which the index finger and possibly also the middle finger are pointed and raised with the palm facing the speaker.)
87. who's up who (and who's paying the rent), Colloquial what are the alliances, economic, political or sexual, within a particular group of people.
{Middle English upp, vpp and Old English up, upp}
Usage: Corpus evidence reveals up to spelt as one word, upto, on the analogy of into and onto, but this is not yet an established use.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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