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1 being at a higher level than average
  • the level of the lake is up this spring

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2 brought or having come to an end
  • okay, time is up

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3 having information especially as a result of study or experience
  • she's always up on the latest developments in fashion

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2 to move from a lower to a higher place or position
  • upped the catboat's sail

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3 to move or extend upward
  • the road constantly ups and downs as it makes its way over the hills

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The first known use of up was before the 12th century

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“Up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/up%20against. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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