all up

adjective

Definition of all up

  1. 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. 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. 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: 1789


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