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adverb - In or to a higher position: looking up.

adverb - In a direction opposite to the center of the earth or a comparable gravitational center: up from the lunar surface.

adverb - In or to an upright position: sat up in bed.

adverb - Above a surface: coming up for air.

adverb - So as to detach or unearth: pulling up weeds.

adverb - Above the horizon: as the sun came up.

adverb - Into view or existence: draw up a will.

adverb - Into consideration: take up a new topic.

adverb - In or toward a position conventionally regarded as higher, as on a scale, chart, or map: temperatures heading up; up in Canada.

adverb - To or at a higher price: stocks that are going up.

adverb - So as to advance, increase, or improve: Our spirits went up.

adverb - With or to a greater intensity, pitch, or volume: turn the sound up.

adverb - Into a state of excitement or turbulence: stir up; rouse up.

adverb - Completely; entirely: drank it up in a gulp; fastened up the coat.

adverb - Used as an intensifier of the action of a verb: typed up a list.

adverb - So as to approach; near: came up and kissed me.

adverb - To a stop: pulled up in front of the station.

adverb - Each; apiece: The score was tied at 11 up.

adverb - Apart; into pieces: tore it up.

adverb - Nautical To windward.

adjective - Being above a former position or level; higher: My grades are up. The pressure is up.

adjective - Out of bed: was up by seven.

adjective - Standing; erect.

adjective - Facing upward: two cards up, one down; the up side of a tossed coin.

adjective - Raised; lifted: a switch in the up position.

adjective - Moving or directed upward: an up elevator.

adjective - Marked by increased excitement or agitation; aroused: Our fighting spirit was up.

adjective - Informal Cheerful; optimistic; upbeat.

adjective - Slang Happily excited; euphoric: After receiving the award, the performer was really up.

adjective - Informal Taking place; going on: wondered what was up back home.

adjective - Being considered; under study: a contract that is up for renewal.

adjective - Running as a candidate.

adjective - On trial; charged: The defendant is up for manslaughter.

adjective - Having been finished; over: Your time is up.

adjective - Informal Prepared; ready: had to be up for the game.

adjective - Informal Well informed; abreast: not up on sports.

adjective - Functioning or capable of functioning normally; operational: Their computers are now up.

adjective - Sports Being ahead of one's opponent: up two strokes in golf.

adjective - Baseball At bat.

adjective - As a bet; at stake.

adjective - Nautical Bound; headed: a freighter up for Panama.

preposition - From a lower to or toward a higher point on: up the hill.

preposition - Toward or at a point farther along: two miles up the road.

preposition - In a direction toward the source of: up the Mississippi.

preposition - Nautical Against: up the wind.

noun - An upward slope; a rise.

noun - An upward movement or trend.

noun - Slang A feeling of excitement or euphoria.

verb-transitive - To increase: upped their fees; upping our output.

verb-transitive - To raise to a higher level, especially to promote to a higher position.

verb-transitive - Nautical To raise: up anchor; up sail.

verb-intransitive - To get up; rise.

verb-intransitive - Informal To act suddenly or unexpectedly: "She upped and perjured her immortal soul” ( Margery Allingham).

idiom - up-and-up Informal Open and honest.

idiom - up against Confronted with; facing: up against a strong opponent.

idiom - up to Occupied with, especially devising or scheming: a prowler up to no good.

idiom - up to Able to do or deal with: didn't feel up to a long drive.

idiom - up to Dependent on: The success of this project is up to us.

idiom - up to To the point of; as far as: I'm up to chapter 15 in my book.

idiom - up to As long as: allowed up to two hours to finish the test.

idiom - up to As many as: seed that yields up to 300 bushels per acre.

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