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Dictionary definition for: Up

1. (v) raise; "up the ante"

2. (a) 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"

3. (r) 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"

4. (s) getting higher or more vigorous; "its an up market" "an improving economy"

5. (r) to a higher intensity; "he turned up the volume"

6. (r) nearer to the speaker; "he walked up and grabbed my lapels"

7. (r) to a more central or a more northerly place; "was transferred up to headquarters" "up to Canada for a vacation"

8. (s) open; "the windows are up"

9. (r) to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up" "from childhood upward"

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