up


up
1. adverb /ʌp,ap/
a) Away from the center of the Earth or other planet; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity.

I looked up and saw the airplane overhead.

b) Thoroughly, completely.

They are walking up the steps.

2. preposition /ʌp,ap/
a) Toward the top of.

The cat went up the tree.

b) Further along (in any direction).

Go up the street until you see the sign.

3. adjective /ʌp,ap/
a) Awake.

I can’t believe it’s 3 a.m. and you’re still up.

b) Finished, to an end

Time is up!

4. noun /ʌp,ap/
a) The direction opposed to the pull of gravity.

Up is a good way to go.

b) a positive thing.

I hate almost everything about my job. The only up is that its so close to home.

5. verb /ʌp,ap/
a) To increase or raise.

If we up the volume, well be able to make out the details.

b) To promote.

It wasn’t long before they upped him to Vice President.


Wikipedia foundation.