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  1. [adverb] spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile"
    Synonyms: wards, ward, wardly

  2. [adverb] to a higher intensity; "he turned up the volume"

  3. [adverb] nearer to the speaker; "he walked up and grabbed my lapels"

  4. [adverb] to a more central or a more northerly place; "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation"

  5. [adverb] to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward"
    Synonyms: wards, ward

  6. [verb] raise; "up the ante"

  7. [adjective] being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"

  8. [adjective] getting higher or more vigorous; "its an up market"; "an improving economy"
    Synonyms: improving

  9. [adjective] extending or moving toward a higher place; "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish"
    Synonyms: ward

  10. [adjective] (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness; "he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game"

  11. [adjective] open; "the windows are up"

  12. [adjective] (used of computers) operating properly; "how soon will the computers be up?"

  13. [adjective] used up; "time is up"

  14. [adjective] out of bed; "are they astir yet?"; "up by seven each morning"
    Synonyms: astir


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