all up

adjective

Definition of all up

1 : at or very near an end : with death, defeat, or failure hopelessly or unalterably approaching used predicatively and in impersonal constructions with it
  • by night it was all up for the trapped miners
2 : total inclusive of the weight of machine, necessary flight accessories, crew, passengers, and cargo
  • a plane with an all up weight of 50,000 pounds
: total inclusive of weight of oil, coolant, and necessary accessories
  • the all up weight of the motor
3 : paid for at first-class surface rates but carried by air
  • all up mail to larger cities
: of or relating to such carriage arrangements
  • all up systems being planned

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Origin and Etymology of all up

2all + up, adjective


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