Definition of up to

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

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13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Up to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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