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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 decisionHis proposal is up for consideration.She is up for reelection next year.
3 used to say that something is available to be boughtOur 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.

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“Up for.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20for. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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