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up

verb

1 up

Raise.

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more



adjective

1 up

Being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level.

Roget 374a: sexy, erotic, sexual, carnal, sensual.    hot, horny, randy, rutting; passionate, lusty, hot-blooded, libidinous; up, ... show more

Roget 353: bubbling etc. v.; frothy, nappy, effervescent, sparkling, mousseux [Fr.], frothy [Fr.Tr.], up.    cloudy etc. n.; thunderheaded; ... show more

2 up

Out of bed:
— Up by seven each morning.

synonym: astir.

Roget 824: excited etc. v.; wrought up, up the qui vive [Fr.], astir, sparkling; in a quiver etc. 821, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, ... show more

3 up

Getting higher or more vigorous:
— Its an up market.

synonym: improving.

4 up

Extending or moving toward a higher place:
— The up staircase.
— A general upward movement of fish.

synonym: upward.

5 up

usually followed by `on' or `for' In readiness.

6 up

Open.

7 up

used of computers Operating properly.

8 up

Used up.

adverb

1 up

Spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position:
— Look up!.
— The music surged up.
— The fragments flew upwards.
— Prices soared upwards.
— Upwardly mobile.

synonyms: upward, upwardly, upwards.

Roget 206: on high, high up, aloft, up, above, aloof, overhead; airwind; upstairs, abovestairs; in the clouds; on tiptoe, on stilts, on the shoulders of; ... show more

Roget 212: vertically etc. adj.; up, on end; up on end, right on end; a plomb [Fr.], endwise; one one's legs; at right angles.   

2 up

To a higher intensity.

3 up

Nearer to the speaker.

4 up

To a more central or a more northerly place.

5 up

To a later time:
— They moved the meeting date up.
— From childhood upward.

synonyms: upward, upwards.


noun

Roget 52: completeness etc. adj.; completion etc. 729; integration; allness.    entirety; perfection etc. 650; solidity, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: above, abovestairs, access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, add to, addition, advance, against, aggrandize, aggrandizement, airward, alert, aloft, aloof, amplification, amplify ... show more.

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