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Definition of "up" [up]

  • 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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "up" in a sentence
  • "Promoted to Headline (H2) on 4/4/09: GM battle 'hotting up' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'GM battle \'hotting up\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: India is trying to fend off GMOs, just as there is a renewed thrust on pushing GM crops in the United States, the UK, and in Europe. '"
  • "However, the most important person in any such crime like in all crimes, of course is the victim, and if the victim says: "shut up about it because *you continuing to bring it up* upsets me, it was a long time ago and I don't want to have it splashed on the front pages now", that's exactly what should be done."
  • "Marley and Me: 'Two paws up' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Marley and Me: \'Two paws up\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: The wonderful new movie Marley and Me shows that animals are a part of the family, for better or for worse, and when we bring them into our homes, we are making a lifetime commitment."