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up British & World English

Towards a higher place or position

up- British & World English

(Added to verbs and their derivatives) upwards

dressed like a dog's dinner British & World English

Wearing ridiculously smart or ostentatious clothes

done in British & World English

Extremely tired

fit someone/thing out British & World English

Provide someone or something with the necessary equipment, clothes, or other items for a particular situation

fork something out British & World English

Pay money for something, especially reluctantly

gird one's loins British & World English

Prepare and strengthen oneself for future actions, typically ones that may be dangerous or difficult

tie someone in knots British & World English

Make someone completely confused

ring down the curtain British & World English

Cause a theatre curtain to be lowered (or raised)

for sale British & World English

Offered for purchase; to be bought

scale something back/down British & World English

Reduce (or increase) something in size, number, or extent

speak out British & World English

Express one’s opinions frankly and publicly

start out British & World English

Embark on a venture or undertaking, especially a commercial one

trade down British & World English

Sell something in order to buy something similar but less (or more) expensive

trick someone/thing out British & World English

Dress or decorate someone or something in an elaborate or showy way

up and do something in up British & World English

Do something unexpectedly

Upper Peninsula British & World English

The northern section of Michigan that is separated from the southern part of the state by Lake Michigan, the Straits of Mackinac, and Lake Huron. Lake Superior is to the north

do up British & World English

Be able to be fastened

eh up British & World English

Used as a greeting, to express surprise, or to attract someone’s attention

go up British & World English

(Of a building or other structure) be built

act up British & World English

(Of a thing) fail to function properly

cut up British & World English

Behave in a mischievous or unruly manner

dry up British & World English

Cease talking

fed up British & World English

Annoyed, unhappy, or bored, especially with a situation that has existed for a long time

fit-up British & World English

An instance of incriminating someone by falsifying evidence against them

fry-up British & World English

A dish of various types of fried food

get up British & World English

Rise or cause to rise from bed after sleeping

get-up British & World English

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

het up British & World English

Angry and agitated

hey up British & World English

Used as a greeting or as a way of drawing attention to something

lay up British & World English

Hit the ball deliberately to a lesser distance than possible, typically in order to avoid a hazard

lay-up British & World English

The state whereby a ship is laid up

leg-up British & World English

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

let up British & World English

(Of something undesirable) become less intense

let-up British & World English

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

lie up British & World English

(Of a ship) go into dock or be out of commission

man up British & World English

Be brave or tough enough to deal with an unpleasant situation

mix-up British & World English

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

one up British & World English

Having an advantage over someone

own up British & World English

Admit to having done something wrong or embarrassing

pay up British & World English

Pay a debt in full

pin-up British & World English

A poster showing a famous or attractive person

pop up British & World English

Appear or occur suddenly

pop-up British & World English

(Of a book or greetings card) containing folded cut-out pictures that rise up to form a three-dimensional scene or figure when the page is turned


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