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up  

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The preposition is pronounced [PH:^][PH:p]. The adverb and adjective are pronounced [PH:^][PH:p].        (PREPOSITION, ADVERB, AND ADJECTIVE USES)  
Up is often used with verbs of movement such as `jump' and `pull', and also in phrasal verbs such as `give up' and `wash up'.     
Please look at category 22 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.     
1       prep   If a person or thing goes up something such as a slope, ladder, or chimney, they move away from the ground or to a higher position.,   (Antonym: down)    They were climbing up a narrow mountain road..., I ran up the stairs and saw Alison lying at the top..., The heat disappears straight up the chimney.     
      Up is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v, oft ADV prep/adv     (Antonym: down)    Finally, after an hour, I went up to Jeremy's room..., Intense balls of flame rose up into the sky..., He put his hand up.     
2       prep   If a person or thing is up something such as a ladder or a mountain, they are near the top of it.,   (Antonym: down)    He was up a ladder sawing off the tops of his apple trees..., The Newton Hotel is halfway up a steep hill.     
      Up is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
...a research station perched 4000 metres up on the lip of the crater.     
3       adv   You use up to indicate that you are looking or facing in a direction that is away from the ground or towards a higher level.  
ADV after v  
Paul answered, without looking up..., Keep your head up, and look around you from time to time.     
4       adv   If someone stands up, they move so that they are standing.  
ADV after v  
He stood up and went to the window..., He got up and went out into the foyer.     
5       prep   If you go or look up something such as a road or river, you go or look along it. If you are up a road or river, you are somewhere along it.  
v PREP n     (Antonym: down)    A line of tanks came up the road from the city..., We leaned on the wooden rail of the bridge and looked up the river..., He had a relation who lived up the road.     
6       adv   If you are travelling to a particular place, you can say that you are going up to that place, especially if you are going towards the north or to a higher level of land. If you are already in such a place, you can say that you are up there.  
mainly SPOKEN   ADV after v, be ADV, oft ADV prep/adv  
I'll be up to see you tomorrow..., He was living up North..., I live here now, but I've spent all my time up in Swaziland.     
7       adv   If you go up to something or someone, you move to the place where they are and stop there.  
ADV after v, usu ADV to n  
The girl ran the rest of the way across the street and up to the car..., On the way out a boy of about ten came up on roller skates..., He brought me up to the bar and introduced me to Dave.     
8       adv   If an amount of something goes up, it increases. If an amount of something is up, it has increased and is at a higher level than it was.  
ADV after v, be ADV, oft ADV to/by amount     (Antonym: down)    They recently put my rent up..., Tourism is up, jobs are up, individual income is up..., Germany's rate has also risen sharply, up from 3 percent to 4.5 percent..., Over the decade, women in this category went up by 120%.     
9       adj   If you are up, you are not in bed.  
v-link ADJ  
Are you sure you should be up?..., Soldiers are up at seven for three hours of exercises.     
10       adj   If a period of time is up, it has come to an end.  
v-link ADJ   (=over)  
The moment the half-hour was up, Brooks rose..., When the six weeks were up, everybody was sad that she had to leave.     
11       adj   You say that a road is up when it is being repaired and cannot be used.  
  (BRIT)   v-link ADJ  
Half the road was up in Leadenhall Street, so their taxi was obliged to make a detour.     
12       adj   If a baseball player is up, it is their turn to bat.  
v-link ADJ  
13       adj   If a computer or computer system is up, it is working. Compare down.  
v-link ADJ  
14       exclam   People sometimes say `Up yours!' as an insult when you have said something to annoy them or make them angry.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   `Up yours,' said the reporter and stormed out into the street.     
15    If someone who has been in bed for some time, for example because they have been ill, is up and about, they are now out of bed and living their normal life.  
up and about      phrase   v-link PHR  
How are you Lennox? Good to see you up and about.     
16    If you say that something is up, you mean that something is wrong or that something worrying is happening.  
INFORMAL  
sth is up      phrase   V inflects  
What is it then? Something's up, isn't it?..., Mr. Gordon stopped talking, and his friends knew something was up.     
17    If you say to someone `What's up?' or if you tell them what's up, you are asking them or telling them what is wrong or what is worrying them.  
INFORMAL  
What's up?             phrase  
`What's up?', I said to him.<emdash10001`Nothing much,' he answered..., Let's sit down and then you can say what's up.     
18    If you move up and down somewhere, you move there repeatedly in one direction and then in the opposite direction.  
up and down      phrase   PHR after v  
He continued to jump up and down like a boy at a football match..., I strolled up and down thoughtfully before calling a taxi..., There's a lot of rushing up and down the gangways.     
19    If you have ups and downs, you experience a mixture of good things and bad things.  
ups and downs      phrase  
Every relationship has a lot of ups and downs..., The organisation has had its ups and downs., ...the ups and downs of parenthood.     
20    If something is on the up or on the up and up, it is becoming more successful.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
on the up, on the up and up      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
They're saying that the economy is on the up..., It was a great year for music, people had money, opportunities, hope<endash>things were on the up and up.     
21    If someone is on the up and up, they are honest and sincere.  
  (AM)  
INFORMAL  
on the up and up      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
I'm a pretty good judge of men. If you're honest and on the up and up, I'll be able to tell it.     
22   
    up in arms  
    arm  
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exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
exp.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
n.
what remains of someone's life in cyber space after his or her death
[Tech.]
exp.
abbreviated from whassup?/what's up? American usage. Colloquial.
quoi de neuf?
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
n.
what the fuck?
grossier
exp.
what the hell
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
what`s up
Slang; casual greeting "Wazzup, my friend?"
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
The duck's nuts, the best, the top.
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"

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