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upper
British English: /ˈʌpə/
American English: /ˈəpər/

Translation of upper in German:

comparative adjective

  • 1
    ober…
    (Nil, Themse usw., Atmosphäre)
    (grenze, -lippe, -arm usw., -schlesien, -österreich usw., -kreide, -devon usw.)
    (Music)
    (Tonlage, Noten)
    the temperatures will be in the upper twenties
    die Temperaturen werden zwischen 25 und 30 Grad liegen
    have/get/gain the upper hand [of somebody/something]
    die Oberhand [über jemanden/etwas] haben/erhalten/gewinnen
    jaw 1 1, → lip 1
  • 2
    (in rank)
    ober…
    the upper ranks/echelons of the civil service/Army
    die oberen od. höheren Ränge des Beamtentums/der Armee
    upper class[es] upper middle class
    obere Mittelschicht
    the upper crust
    [colloquial]
    die oberen Zehntausend

noun

  • 1
    (of footwear)
    ‘leather uppers’
    „Obermaterial Leder“
    be [down] on one's uppers
    [colloquial]
    auf dem Trockenen sitzen
    [colloquial]

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