go up


went up; gone up; going up; goes up

intransitive verb

chiefly British : to attend a university
of an actor : to become confused
: to be built or erected
a new sign went up
go up in flames
: burn
go up in smoke
: to be destroyed by or as if by burning

Examples of go up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even in markets that aren’t price-sensitive, consumers feel that the cost of streaming has gone up. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2024 North Atlantic temperatures typically only go up from here, climbing in spring and reaching a maximum in early fall when hurricane season also peaks. Mary Gilbert, CNN, 18 Feb. 2024 StubHub have previewed the upcoming MLS season with regards to ticketing and their findings show that ticket sales across the whole league have gone up by seven times thanks to the arrival of Lionel Messi. Joseph O'Sullivan, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 Assaults have gone up by 12% compared to the same period last year, according to LAPD figures. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 In Gondry’s fantasy, the community responds well to this homespun cinema: Not only does demand go up, but store patrons begin to participate in making the movies. Niela Orr, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2024 After Deadline was first to report the news on Tuesday, an announcement went up on the couple's new website. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 The fee would go up to $25,000 for subsequent violations. Cathie Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 13 Feb. 2024 Maneuverability was a cinch thanks to a whopping eight wheels—two at each corner—so this pick could spin, take corners, and go up/down stairs easily. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of go up was in the 15th century

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“Go up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20up. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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