up for

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of up for

1 informal : wanting to have or do (something)
  • I'm up for some Chinese food.
  • Are you up for watching a movie?
  • We're going out dancing tonight. Are you up for it?
2 used to say that someone or something is or will be involved in a particular process and especially one that leads to a decision
  • His proposal is up for consideration.
  • She is up for reelection next year.
3 used to say that something is available to be bought
  • Our house is up for sale.
  • items that are up for auction
4 : appearing in a court of law because of being accused of (a crime)
  • He was up for armed robbery.

Word by Word Definitions

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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