The land rises up from the valley.
She stood beneath the window and called up to her friend.
Please pick your clothes up off the floor.
We watched the sun come up.
He held up his hand.
We stored the boxes up in the attic.
She stuck a notice up on the wall.
What's going on up there?
He looked up at the stars.
The cards were on the table facing up. Adjective
The candy is up on the top shelf.
The window is already up.
Your package is up at the front desk.
We were up near the stage.
Are the kids up yet?
We are up every morning at six.
I was up all night studying for the test.
Gas prices are up again. Preposition
He climbed up the ladder.
She had to walk her bike up the hill.
The bathroom is up the stairs.
Go up the street and turn left.
We walked up the street to meet them.
They live just up the block from us.
I paddled the canoe up the river.
The ship sailed up the coast.
Her office is all the way up the hall on the right.
He paced up and down the hall, waiting for news about his wife's operation. Verb
climbing fuel prices have forced the delivery company to up its prices
the road constantly ups and downs as it makes its way over the hills See More
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The defense, however, supplied the crushing blows, stymieing the potent, up-tempo Red Devils, who were limited to a mere second-quarter 26-yard field goal.
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While a few neighbors benefited financially from Kiefer buying up adjacent tracts—sometimes at many times the asking price—others resented his acquisitiveness and secrecy.
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partly from Middle English up upward, from Old English ūp; partly from Middle English uppe on high, from Old English; both akin to Old High German ūf up and probably to Latin sub under, Greek hypo under, hyper over — more at over
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a