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Definizione monolingua up



up (third-person singular simple present ups, present participle upping, simple past and past participle upped)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To increase or raise.
    If we up the volume, well be able to make out the details.
    • 2011 December 10, Marc Higginson, “Bolton 1 - 2 Aston Villa”, BBC Sport:
      After a dreadful performance in the opening 45 minutes, they upped their game after the break and might have taken at least a point from the match.
  2. (transitive, US, colloquial) To promote.
    It wasn’t long before they upped him to Vice President.
  3. (intransitive) To act suddenly, usually with another verb.
    He just upped and quit.
    He upped and punched that guy.
    • 1991, Michael Jackson, Who Is It
      And she didnt leave a letter, she just upped and ran away.

up (usually uncountable; plural ups)

  1. (uncountable) The direction opposed to the pull of gravity.
    Up is a good way to go.
  2. (countable) a positive thing.
    I hate almost everything about my job. The only up is that its so close to home.

up (not comparable)

  1. Awake.
    I can’t believe it’s 3 a.m. and you’re still up.
  2. Finished, to an end
    Time is up!
  3. In a good mood.
    I’m feeling up today.
  4. Willing; ready.
    If you are up for a trip, let’s go.
  5. Next in a sequence.
    Smith is next up to bat.
  6. Happening; new.
    What is up with that project at headquarters?
  7. Facing upwards; facing toward the top.
    Put the notebook face up on the table.
    Take a break and put your feet up.
  8. Standing.
    Get up and give her your seat.
  9. On a higher level.
    • 1925, Walter Anthony and Tom Reed (titles), Rupert Julian (director), The Phantom of the Opera, silent movie
      ‘The Phantom! The Phantom is up from the cellars again!’
  10. Available; made public.
    The new notices are up as of last Tuesday.
  11. Of a person, informed about; abreast of; current.
    I’m not up on the latest news. What’s going on?
  12. (computing) Functional; working.
    Is the server back up?
  13. (of a railway line or train) Traveling towards a major terminus.
    The London train is on the up line.
  14. (bar tending) Served chilled and strained into a stemmed glass.
    A Cosmopolitan is typically served up.
  15. (slang) Erect.
  16. (of the sun) in the sky (i.e. during daytime)
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      I have said I was still in darkness, yet it was not the blackness of the last night; and looking up into the inside of the tomb above, I could see the faintest line of light at one corner, which showed the sun was up.

up (not comparable)

  1. Away from the centre of the Earth or other planet; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity.
    I looked up and saw the airplane overhead.
    They are walking up the steps.
  2. Thoroughly, completely.
    I will mix up the puzzle pieces.
    Tear up the contract.
    He really messed up.
    Please type up our monthly report.
  3. North.
    I’m going up to New York to visit my family this weekend.
  4. Louder.
    Turn the volume up.
  5. Higher in pitch.
    Listen to your voice go up at the end of a question.
  6. (rail transport) Traditional term for the direction leading to the principal terminus, towards milepost zero.
    The up express arrives in London at 08:41
  7. (Cartesian graph) A preposition indicating positive vertical direction.
  8. (cricket) Relatively close to the batsman.
    The bowler pitched the ball up.
  9. (hospitality) Without the use of additional ice.
    Would you like that drink up or on ice?


  1. Toward the top of.
    The cat went up the tree.
  2. Further along (in any direction).
    Go up the street until you see the sign.
  3. Into or out of ones possession or consideration.
    I picked up some milk on the way home.
    The committee will take up your request.
    She had to give up her drivers license after the accident.

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