up to

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Definition of up to

1 used as a function word to indicate extension as far as a specified place sank up to his knees in the mud
2 used as a function word to indicate a limit or boundary up to 50,000 copies a monthworked up to the last minute

First Known Use of up to

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of up to was in the 13th century

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“Up to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20to. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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