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up US English

Toward the sky or a higher position

up- US English

(Added to verbs and their derivatives) upward

up US Thesaurus

See upward

like death warmed over US English

Extremely tired or ill

fit someone/something out US English

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

gear down US English

Change to a lower (or higher) gear

gird one's loins US English

Prepare and strengthen oneself for what is to come

to the hilt US English

Completely

ice over US English

Become completely covered or blocked with ice

tie someone in knots US English

Make someone completely confused

ring down the curtain US English

Cause a theater curtain to be lowered (or raised)

for sale US English

Offered for purchase; to be bought

chew the scenery US English

(Of an actor) overact

speak out US English

Express one’s feelings or opinions frankly and publicly

start out US English

Embark on a venture or undertaking, especially a commercial one

trade down US English

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

trick someone/something out US English

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

up and do something in up US English

Do something abruptly or boldly

Upper Peninsula US 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

go up US English

(Of a building or other structure) be built

re-up US English

Re-enlist

up on US English

Well informed about

up to US English

As far as

act up US English

(Of a thing) fail to function properly

cut up US English

Behave in a mischievous or unruly manner

cut-up US English

Divided into pieces by cutting

dry up US English

Cease talking

fed up US English

Annoyed or upset at a situation or treatment

fit-up US English

An instance of incriminating someone by falsifying evidence against them

fry-up US English

A dish of various types of fried food

get up US English

Rise or cause to rise from bed after sleeping

het up US English

Angry and agitated

lay up US English

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

leg up US English

Assistance in mounting a horse or high object

let up US English

(Of something undesirable) become less intense or severe

lit up US English

Drunk

man up US English

Be brave or tough enough to deal with an unpleasant situation

mix-up US English

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

one up US English

Having a psychological advantage over someone

own up US English

Admit or confess to having done something wrong or embarrassing

pay up US English

Pay a debt in full

pop up US English

Appear or occur suddenly and unexpectedly

pop-up US English

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

put up US English

Offer or show (a particular degree of resistance, effort, or skill) in a fight or competitive situation

put-up US English

Arranged beforehand in order to deceive someone

rub-up US English

An act of polishing something

run-up US English

A marked rise in the value or level of something

sit up US English

Suddenly start paying attention or have one’s interest aroused

sit-up US English

A physical exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles, in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leverage

sum up US English

Give a brief summary of something


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