up for


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?
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.
used to say that something is available to be bought
Our house is up for sale.
items that are up for auction
: appearing in a court of law because of being accused of (a crime)
He was up for armed robbery.

Examples of up for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The house where Jamie Lee Curtis' character, Laurie Strode, once lived in fictional Haddonfield, Illinois, is up for sale for just shy of $1.8 million, listing agent Heidi Babcock of eXp Realty confirmed to PEOPLE. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 Cancer June 21-July 22 Money matters are up for inspection today. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 Next up for the Bulls is their own Bull Run Invitational on Sept. 23, and Hillier is primed to help her younger teammates prepare for that and the rest of the season. Craig Clary, Baltimore Sun, 9 Sep. 2023 The current asking price is a substantial reduction from the $12 million asked when the property first popped up for sale with another agent affiliated with another brokerage in early 2022. Mark David, Robb Report, 8 Sep. 2023 And there are even winter jackets up for grabs that are a steal. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 8 Sep. 2023 For your lashes, cult faves from Maybelline and It Cosmetics are also up for grabs right now. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 8 Sep. 2023 Add to that Brewery 26 being up for sale and Culmination Brewing having its troubles. Ameunier, oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2023 The luxury living quarters are up for sale for $550,000, according to the real estate listing on Zillow, which says the 1,800-square foot property has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Up for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20for. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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