up for

Definition of up for

  1. 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. 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. 3 —used to say that something is available to be bought Our house is up for sale. items that are up for auction

  4. 4 :  appearing in a court of law because of being accused of (a crime) He was up for armed robbery.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

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

    :  up into or in the

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

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : 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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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