grade up


graded up; grading up; grades up

transitive verb

: to improve by breeding females to purebred males

Examples of grade up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Massively heavy freight and passenger trains simply cannot handle steep grades up and down. John Carpenter, Chicago Tribune, 19 Apr. 2023 That means a student could likely be in third grade up to tenth grade, or later, when a period begins. Ken Tran, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2023 So that helps bump this grade up a bit. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 28 Apr. 2022 Climbing the long grade up to the Natchez Trace Parkway outside Nashville, Tennessee, required all hands on deck from both sides of the powertrain, but the drive back down was silent and serene as regenerative braking refilled the depleted battery. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 18 Oct. 2022 Prior was in charge of the Short Line project, a huge undertaking that required building a steep grade up the bluffs near downtown St. Paul as well as construction of a new bridge across the Mississippi River gorge north of Lake Street. Larry Millett, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021 State law requires scores on the annual Georgia Milestones tests to account for 20% of the cumulative grades for most of the state’s public-school students, from the third grade up to their senior year of high school. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2020 Moses makes a valid point: Fit is essential when designing for plus bodies, and too often, brands grade up from a size 8 or 10 without taking this into account. Gianluca Russo,, 1 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grade up was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Grade up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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