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UPS British & World English

Uninterruptible power supply

up British & World English

A period of good fortune

ups and downs British & World English

A mixture of both good and bad experiences

ups and downs English Thesaurus

the ups and downs of life are all tied together with the ups and downs of the farm

backup British & World English

Someone or something that can be called on if necessary; a reserve

blow-up British & World English

An enlargement of a photograph

boot-up in boot1 British & World English

The process of starting a computer and putting it into a state of readiness for operation

brew-up British & World English

A session of making tea

bunk-up British & World English

A helping push or pull up

bust-up British & World English

A serious quarrel

call-up British & World English

An instance of being summoned to serve in the armed forces or a sports team

chat-up British & World English

An act of talking flirtatiously to someone

chin-up British & World English

Another term for pull-up111.

cock-up British & World English

Something done badly or inefficiently

cut up British & World English

A film or sound recording made by cutting and editing material from pre-existing recordings

dust-up British & World English

A fight or quarrel

fade-up British & World English

An instance of increasing the brightness of an image or the volume of a sound

fill-up British & World English

An instance of filling something, especially the fuel tank of a car

fit-up British & World English

An instance of incriminating someone by falsifying evidence against them

foul-up British & World English

A problem caused by a stupid mistake

fry-up British & World English

A dish of various types of fried food

fuck-up British & World English

A mess or muddle

gain-up British & World English

A control on a video camera used to increase the gain when filming in dark conditions

get-up British & World English

A style or arrangement of dress, especially an elaborate or unusual one

goof-up British & World English

A stupid mistake

hang-up British & World English

An emotional problem or inhibition

high-up British & World English

A senior person in an organization

hold-up British & World English

A situation that causes delay

hold-ups in hold-up British & World English

A stocking held up by an elasticated top rather than by suspenders

hook-up British & World English

A connection or link, especially to mains electricity or for communications or broadcasting equipment

jack-up rig in jack-up British & World English

An offshore drilling rig the legs of which are lowered to the seabed from the operating platform

jump-up British & World English

A jump in an upward direction

lace-up British & World English

A shoe or boot that is fastened with laces

lash-up British & World English

A makeshift, improvised structure or arrangement

lay-up British & World English

A one-handed shot made from near the basket, especially one that rebounds off the backboard

lead-up British & World English

An event, point, or sequence that leads up to something else

leg-up British & World English

An act of helping someone to mount a horse or high object

let-up British & World English

A pause or reduction in the intensity of something dangerous, difficult, or tiring

line-up British & World English

A group of people or things brought together for a particular purpose, especially the members of a sports team or a group of musicians or other entertainers

link-up British & World English

An instance of two or more people or things connecting or joining

lock-up British & World English

A jail, especially a temporary one

lookup British & World English

The action of systematic electronic information retrieval

make-up British & World English

A supplementary test or assignment given to a student who missed or failed the original one

markup British & World English

The amount added to the cost price of goods to cover overheads and profit

mash-up British & World English

A mixture or fusion of disparate elements

meetup British & World English

An informal meeting or gathering

mess-up British & World English

A muddled or mishandled situation

mix-up British & World English

A confusion of one thing with another, or a misunderstanding or mistake that results in confusion


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