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
First Known Use: 1789See Words from the same year
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