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    up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word up

    Definition
    (verb) raise
    Example Sentence
    • up the ante
    Definition
    (adj) being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) out of bed
    Synonyms : astir
    Example Sentence
    • are they astir yet?
    • up by seven each morning
    Definition
    (adj) getting higher or more vigorous
    Synonyms : improving
    Example Sentence
    • its an up market
    • an improving economy
    Definition
    (adj) extending or moving toward a higher place
    Synonyms : upward
    Example Sentence
    • the up staircase
    • a general upward movement of fish
    Definition
    (adj) (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness
    Example Sentence
    • he was up on his homework
    • had to be up for the game
    Definition
    (adj) open
    Example Sentence
    • the windows are up
    Definition
    (adj) (used of computers) operating properly
    Example Sentence
    • how soon will the computers be up?
    Definition
    (adj) used up
    Example Sentence
    • time is up
    Definition
    (adv) spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
    Synonyms : upward , upwardly , upwards
    Example Sentence
    • look up!
    • the music surged up
    • the fragments flew upwards
    • prices soared upwards
    • upwardly mobile
    Definition
    (adv) to a higher intensity
    Example Sentence
    • he turned up the volume
    Definition
    (adv) nearer to the speaker
    Example Sentence
    • he walked up and grabbed my lapels
    Definition
    (adv) to a more central or a more northerly place
    Example Sentence
    • was transferred up to headquarters
    • up to Canada for a vacation
    Definition
    (adv) to a later time
    Synonyms : upward , upwards
    Example Sentence
    • they moved the meeting date up
    • from childhood upward
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