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add up

  

      vb   adv  
1    to find the sum (of)  
2    intr   to result in a correct total  
3    intr  
Informal   to make sense  
4    intr; foll by: to   to amount to  
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bail up  
      vb   adv  
1      (Austral and N.Z.)  
informal   to confine (a cow) or (of a cow) to be confined by the head in a bail  
   See       bail   3  
2    tr     (Austral history)   (of a bushranger) to hold under guard in order to rob  
3    intr     (Austral)   to submit to robbery without offering resistance  
4    tr     (Austral)  
informal   to accost or detain, esp. in conversation; buttonhole  

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bang up  
      vb   tr, adv  
Prison slang   to lock up (a prisoner) in his cell, esp. for the night  

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bash up  
      vb   tr, adv     (Brit)  
slang   to thrash; beat violently  

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balls-up   ,   (U.S.)   ballup  
Taboo slang  
      n  
1    something botched or muddled  
      vb  
  balls up     (U.S.)  
   ball up         
2    tr, adv   to muddle or botch  

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kit out

  
   , up         
accoutre, arm, deck out, equip, fit out, fix up, furnish, outfit, provide with, supply  


act up     
be naughty, carry on, cause trouble, give bother, give trouble, horse around     (informal)   malfunction, mess about, misbehave, piss about     (taboo slang)   piss around     (taboo slang)   play up     (Brit. informal)   raise Cain  
add up  
1    add, compute, count, count up, reckon, sum up, total, tot up  
2    amount, come to, imply, indicate, mean, reveal, signify  
3    be plausible, be reasonable, hold water, make sense, ring true, stand to reason  
back up     
aid, assist, bolster, confirm, corroborate, reinforce, second, stand by, substantiate, support  
bear up     
bear the brunt, carry on, endure, go through the mill, grin and bear it     (informal)   keep one's chin up, persevere, suffer, take it on the chin     (informal)   withstand  
beat up     
assault, attack, batter, beat the living daylights out of     (informal)   clobber     (slang)   do over     (Brit., Austral. & N.Z. slang)   duff up     (Brit. slang)   fill in     (Brit. slang)   knock about or around, lambast(e), put the boot in     (slang)   thrash, work over     (slang)  
blow up  
1    bloat, distend, enlarge, expand, fill, inflate, puff up, pump up, swell  
2    blast, blow sky-high, bomb, burst, detonate, dynamite, explode, go off, rupture, shatter  
3    blow out of (all) proportion, enlarge, enlarge on, exaggerate, heighten, magnify, make a mountain out of a molehill, make a production out of, overstate  
4      (informal)   become angry, become enraged, blow a fuse     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   crack up     (informal)   erupt, flip one's lid     (slang)   fly off the handle     (informal)   go ballistic     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   go off the deep end     (informal)   go up the wall     (slang)   hit the roof     (informal)   lose one's temper, rage, see red     (informal)   wig out     (slang)  
bob up     
appear, arise, emerge, materialize, pop up, rise, spring up, surface, turn up  
bottle up     
check, contain, curb, keep back, restrict, shut in, suppress, trap  
break-up     
breakdown, breaking, crackup     (informal)   disintegration, dispersal, dissolution, divorce, ending, parting, rift, separation, split, splitting, termination, wind-up  
break up     
adjourn, disband, dismantle, disperse, disrupt, dissolve, divide, divorce, end, part, scatter, separate, sever, split, stop, suspend, terminate  
bring up  
1    breed, develop, educate, form, nurture, raise, rear, support, teach, train  
2    advance, allude to, broach, introduce, mention, move, propose, put forward, submit  
brush up     
bone up on            (informal)   cram, go over, polish up, read up, refresh one's memory, relearn, revise, study  
buck up  
1    get a move on, hasten, hurry up, shake a leg, speed up  
2    brighten, cheer up, encourage, hearten, inspirit, perk up, rally, take heart  
build-up  
1    accumulation, development, enlargement, escalation, expansion, gain, growth, increase  
2    ballyhoo     (informal)   hype, plug     (informal)   promotion, publicity, puff  
3    accretion, accumulation, heap, load, mass, rick, stack, stockpile, store  
build up  
1    add to, amplify, augment, develop, enhance, expand, extend, fortify, heighten, improve, increase, intensify, reinforce, strengthen  
2    advertise, boost, plug     (informal)   promote, publicize, spotlight  
butter up     
blarney, brown-nose     (taboo slang)   cajole, coax, fawn on or upon, flatter, honey up, kiss (someone's) ass     (U.S. slang)   oil one's tongue, pander to, soft-soap, suck up to     (informal)   wheedle  
chalk up     
accumulate, achieve, attain, credit, enter, gain, log, mark, record, register, score, tally, win  
cheer up     
brighten, buck up     (informal)   comfort, encourage, enliven, gladden, hearten, jolly along     (informal)   perk up, rally, take heart  
chop up     
cube, dice, divide, fragment, mince  
clear up  
1    answer, clarify, elucidate, explain, resolve, solve, straighten out, unravel  
2    order, rearrange, tidy (up)  
come up     
arise, crop up, happen, occur, rise, spring up, turn up  
come up to     
admit of comparison with, approach, compare with, equal, match, measure up to, meet, resemble, rival, stand or bear comparison with  
come up with     
advance, create, discover, furnish, offer, present, produce, propose, provide, submit, suggest  
conjure up     
bring to mind, contrive, create, evoke, produce as by magic, recall, recollect  
cook up     
concoct, contrive, devise, dream up, fabricate, improvise, invent, manufacture, plot, prepare, scheme, trump up  
cough up     
ante up            (informal, chiefly U.S.)   come across, deliver, fork out     (slang)   give up, hand over, shell out     (informal)   surrender  
count up     
add, reckon up, sum, tally, total  
cover-up     
complicity, concealment, conspiracy, front, smoke screen, whitewash     (informal)  
cover up  
1    conceal, cover one's tracks, draw a veil over, feign ignorance, hide, hush up, keep dark, keep secret, keep silent about, keep under one's hat     (informal)   repress, stonewall, suppress, sweep under the carpet, whitewash     (informal)  
2    Artex     (Trademark)   coat, cover, encrust, envelop, hide, plaster, slather     (U.S. slang)   swathe  
cracked up     
blown up, exaggerated, hyped (up), overpraised, overrated, puffed up         
crack up     
break down, collapse, come apart at the seams     (informal)   flip one's lid     (slang)   fly off the handle     (informal)   freak out     (informal)   go ape     (slang)   go apeshit     (slang)   go berserk, go crazy     (informal)   go off one's head     (slang)   go off one's rocker     (slang)   go off the deep end     (informal)   go out of one's mind, go to pieces, have a breakdown, throw a wobbly     (slang)  
crop up     
appear, arise, emerge, happen, occur, spring up, turn up  
cut up  
      vb  
1    carve, chop, dice, divide, mince, slice  
2    injure, knife, lacerate, slash, wound  
3      (informal)   blast, criticize, crucify     (slang)   give (someone or something) a rough ride, lambast(e), pan     (informal)   put down, ridicule, slate     (informal)   tear into     (informal)   vilify  
      adj  
4      (informal)   agitated, dejected, desolated, distressed, disturbed, heartbroken, stricken, upset, wretched  
dish up     
hand out, ladle, prepare, present, produce, scoop, serve, spoon  
doll up     
deck out, dress up (like a dog's dinner), get ready, gussy up     (slang)   preen, primp, prink, tart up     (slang)   titivate, trick out  
draw up  
1    bring to a stop, halt, pull up, run in, stop, stop short  
2    compose, draft, formulate, frame, prepare, write out  
dream up     
concoct, contrive, cook up     (informal)   create, devise, hatch, imagine, invent, spin, think up  
dredge up     
dig up, discover, drag up, draw up, fish up, raise, rake up, uncover, unearth         
dress up  
1    doll up     (slang)   dress for dinner, dress formally, put on one's best bib and tucker     (informal)   put on one's glad rags     (informal)  
2    disguise, play-act, put on fancy dress, wear a costume  
3    beautify, do oneself up, embellish, gild, improve, titivate, trick out or up  
drum up     
attract, bid for, canvass, obtain, petition, round up, solicit  
dust-up     
argument, brush, conflict, encounter, fight, fracas, punch-up     (Brit. informal)   quarrel, scrap     (informal)   set-to     (informal)   shindig     (informal)   skirmish, tussle  
end up  
1    become eventually, finish as, finish up, pan out     (informal)   turn out to be  
2    arrive finally, come to a halt, fetch up     (informal)   finish up, stop, wind up  
face up to     
accept, acknowledge, come to terms with, confront, cope with, deal with, face the music, meet head-on, tackle  
fed up (with)     
annoyed, blue, bored, brassed off     (Brit. slang)   browned-off     (informal)   depressed, discontented, dismal, dissatisfied, down, down in the mouth, gloomy, glum, hacked (off)     (U.S. slang)   pissed off     (taboo slang)   sick and tired of     (informal)   tired of, weary of  
fetch up     
arrive, come, end up, finish up, halt, land, reach, stop, turn up  
fix up  
1    agree on, arrange, fix, organize, plan, settle, sort out  
2      (often with)       with   accommodate, arrange for, bring about, furnish, lay on, provide  
flare up     
blaze, blow one's top     (informal)   boil over, break out, explode, fire up, fly off the handle     (informal)   lose control, lose one's cool     (informal)   lose one's temper, throw a tantrum  
follow up  
1    check out, find out about, investigate, look into, make inquiries, pursue, research  
2    consolidate, continue, make sure, reinforce  
foul up     
bodge     (informal)   botch, bungle, cock up     (Brit. slang)   flub     (U.S. slang)   fuck up     (offensive taboo slang)   make a mess of, make a nonsense of, make a pig's ear of     (informal)   mismanage, muck up     (slang)   put a spanner in the works     (Brit. informal)   spoil  
frame-up     
fabrication, fit-up     (slang)   put-up job, trumped-up charge  
get up     
arise, ascend, climb, increase, mount, rise, scale, stand  
give up     
abandon, call it a day or night, capitulate, cease, cede, cut out, desist, despair, fall by the wayside, forswear, hand over, kick     (informal)   kiss (something) goodbye, leave off, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, say goodbye to, step down     (informal)   stop, surrender, throw in the sponge, throw in the towel, waive  
grown-up  
1   
      adj   adult, fully-grown, mature, of age  
2   
      n   adult, man, woman  
hang-up     
block, difficulty, inhibition, obsession, preoccupation, problem, thing     (informal)  
hard up     
bankrupt, broke     (informal)   bust     (informal)   cleaned out     (slang)   dirt-poor     (informal)   down and out, flat broke     (informal)   impecunious, impoverished, in queer street, in the red     (informal)   on one's uppers     (informal)   on the breadline, out of pocket, penniless, poor, short, short of cash or funds, skint     (Brit. slang)   strapped for cash     (informal)   without two pennies to rub together     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
   affluent, comfortable     (informal)   fortunate, loaded     (slang)   rich, wealthy, well-heeled     (informal)   well-off  
higher-up     
boss, director, executive, gaffer     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   manager, senior, superior  
hold-up  
1    bottleneck, delay, difficulty, hitch, obstruction, setback, snag, stoppage, traffic jam, trouble, wait  
2    burglary, mugging     (informal)   robbery, steaming     (informal)   stick-up     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   theft  
hold up  
1    delay, detain, hinder, impede, retard, set back, slow down, stop  
2    bolster, brace, buttress, jack up, prop, shore up, support, sustain  
3    mug     (informal)   rob, stick up     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   waylay  
4    display, exhibit, flaunt, present, show  
5    bear up, endure, last, survive, wear  
hole up     
go to earth, hibernate, hide, shelter, take cover, take refuge  
hush up     
conceal, cover up, draw a veil over, keep dark, keep secret, sit on     (informal)   smother, squash, suppress, sweep under the carpet     (informal)  
jack up  
1    elevate, heave, hoist, lift, lift up, raise, rear  
2    accelerate, augment, boost, escalate, increase, inflate, put up, raise  
jazz up     
animate, enhance, enliven, heighten, improve  
keep up     
balance, compete, contend, continue, emulate, keep pace, maintain, match, persevere, preserve, rival, sustain, vie  
laid up     
bedridden, disabled, housebound, ill, immobilized, incapacitated, injured, on the sick list, out of action     (informal)   sick  
lay up  
1    accumulate, amass, garner, hoard, keep, preserve, put away, save, store up, treasure  
2      (informal)   confine (to bed), hospitalize, incapacitate  
lead up to     
approach, intimate, introduce, make advances, make overtures, pave the way, prepare for, prepare the way, work round to  
let-up     
abatement, break, breathing space, cessation, interval, lessening, lull, pause, recess, remission, respite, slackening  
let up     
abate, decrease, diminish, ease (up), moderate, relax, slacken, stop, subside  
line-up     
arrangement, array, row, selection, team  
line up  
1    fall in, form ranks, queue up  
2    assemble, come up with, lay on, obtain, organize, prepare, procure, produce, secure  
3    align, arrange, array, marshal, order, range, regiment, sequence, straighten  
liven (up)     
animate, brighten, buck up     (informal)   enliven, hot up     (informal)   pep up, perk up, put life into, rouse, stir, vitalize, vivify  
lock up     
cage, confine, detain, imprison, incarcerate, jail, put behind bars, shut up  
look up  
1    find, hunt for, research, search for, seek out, track down  
2    ameliorate, come along, get better, improve, perk up, pick up, progress, shape up     (informal)   show improvement  
3      (with)       to   admire, defer to, esteem, have a high opinion of, honour, regard highly, respect, revere  
4    call (on), drop in on     (informal)   go to see, look in on, pay a visit to, visit  
made-up     
fabricated, false, fictional, imaginary, invented, make-believe, mythical, specious, trumped-up, unreal, untrue  
make-up  
1    cosmetics, face     (informal)   greasepaint     (Theatre)   maquillage, paint     (informal)   powder, war paint     (informal, humorous)  
2    arrangement, assembly, composition, configuration, constitution, construction, form, format, formation, organization, structure  
3    build, cast of mind, character, constitution, disposition, figure, frame of mind, make, nature, stamp, temper, temperament  
make up  
1    compose, comprise, constitute, form  
2    coin, compose, concoct, construct, cook up     (informal)   create, devise, dream up, fabricate, formulate, frame, hatch, invent, manufacture, originate, trump up, write  
3    complete, fill, meet, supply  
4      (with)       for   atone, balance, compensate, make amends, offset, recompense, redeem, redress, requite  
5    bury the hatchet, call it quits, come to terms, compose, forgive and forget, make peace, mend, reconcile, settle, shake hands  
6    make up one's mind      choose, come to a decision, decide, determine, make a decision, reach a decision, resolve, settle  
7    make up to        (informal)   chat up     (informal)   court, curry favour with, flirt with, make overtures to, woo  
measure up (to)     
be adequate, be capable, be equal to, be fit, be suitable, be suited, come up to scratch     (informal)   come up to standard, compare, cut the mustard     (U.S. slang)   equal, fit or fill the bill, fulfil the expectations, make the grade     (informal)   match, meet, rival  
mixed-up     
at sea, bewildered, confused, distraught, disturbed, maladjusted, muddled, perplexed, puzzled, upset  
mix-up     
confusion, disorder, fankle     (Scot.)   jumble, mess, mistake, misunderstanding, muddle, snarl-up     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   tangle  
mix up  
1    blend, combine, commix, mix  
2    confound, confuse, muddle  
3    bewilder, confuse, disturb, fluster, muddle, perplex, puzzle, throw into confusion, unnerve, upset  
4    embroil, entangle, implicate, involve, rope in  
mop up  
1    clean up, mop, soak up, sponge, swab, wash, wipe  
2      (Military)   account for, clean out, clear, eliminate, finish off, neutralize, pacify, round up, secure  
muck up     
blow     (slang)   bodge     (informal)   botch, bungle, cock up     (Brit. slang)   flub     (U.S. slang)   fuck up     (offensive taboo slang)   make a mess of, make a muck of     (slang)   make a nonsense of, make a pig's ear of     (informal)   mar, mess up, muff, ruin, screw up     (informal)   spoil  
mug up     
bone up on            (informal)   burn the midnight oil     (informal)   cram     (informal)   get up     (informal)   study, swot     (Brit. informal)  
notch up     
achieve, gain, make, register, score  
pack up  
1    put away, store, tidy up  
2      (informal)   call it a day     (informal)   call it a night     (informal)   finish, give up, pack in     (Brit. informal)  
3    break down, conk out     (informal)   fail, give out, stall, stop  
pass up     
abstain, decline, forgo, give (something) a miss     (informal)   ignore, let go, let slip, miss, neglect, refuse, reject  
pent-up     
bottled up, bridled, checked, constrained, curbed, held back, inhibited, repressed, smothered, stifled, suppressed         
perk up     
brighten, buck up     (informal)   cheer up, liven up, look up, pep up, rally, recover, recuperate, revive, take heart  
pick-me-up     
bracer     (informal)   drink, pick-up     (slang)   refreshment, restorative, roborant, shot in the arm     (informal)   stimulant, tonic  
pick-up  
      n  
1    acceleration, response, revving     (informal)   speed-up  
2    change for the better, gain, improvement, rally, recovery, revival, rise, strengthening, upswing, upturn  
pick up  
      vb  
1    gather, grasp, hoist, lift, raise, take up, uplift  
2    buy, come across, find, garner, happen upon, obtain, purchase, score     (slang)  
3    be on the mend, gain, gain ground, get better, improve, make a comeback     (informal)   mend, perk up, rally, recover, take a turn for the better, turn the corner  
4    call for, collect, get, give someone a lift, go to get, uplift     (Scot.)  
5    acquire, get the hang of     (informal)   learn, master  
6      (slang)   apprehend, arrest, bust     (informal)   collar     (informal)   do     (slang)   feel one's collar     (slang)   lift     (slang)   nab     (informal)   nail     (informal)   nick     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   pinch     (informal)   pull in     (Brit. slang)   run in     (slang)   take into custody  
pile-up     
accident, collision, crash, multiple collision, smash, smash-up     (informal)  
pipe up     
have one's say, make oneself heard, put one's oar in, raise one's voice, speak, speak up, volunteer  
play up  
1    accentuate, bring to the fore, call attention to, emphasize, highlight, magnify, point up, stress, turn the spotlight on, underline  
2      (Brit. informal)   be painful, be sore, bother, give one gyp     (Brit. & N.Z. slang)   give one trouble, hurt, pain, trouble  
3      (Brit. informal)   be awkward, be bolshie     (Brit. informal)   be cussed     (informal)   be disobedient, be stroppy     (Brit. slang)   give trouble, misbehave  
4      (Brit. informal)   be on the blink     (slang)   be wonky     (Brit. slang)   malfunction, not work properly  
5    play up to        (informal)   bootlick     (informal)   brown-nose     (taboo slang)   butter up, curry favour, fawn, flatter, get in with, ingratiate oneself, keep (someone) sweet, kiss (someone's) ass     (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang)   pander to, suck up to     (informal)   toady  
point up     
accent, accentuate, emphasize, make clear, stress, underline  
pull up  
1    dig out, lift, raise, uproot  
2    brake, come to a halt, halt, reach a standstill, stop  
3    admonish, bawl out     (informal)   carpet     (informal)   castigate, chew out     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   dress down     (informal)   give a rocket     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   rap over the knuckles, read the riot act, rebuke, reprimand, reprove, slap on the wrist, take to task, tear into     (informal)   tear (someone) off a strip     (Brit. informal)   tell off     (informal)   tick off     (informal)  
punch-up     
argument, bagarre, battle royal, brawl, dingdong, dust-up     (informal)   fight, free-for-all     (informal)   row, scrap     (informal)   set-to     (informal)   shindig     (informal)   shindy     (informal)   stand-up fight     (informal)  
put up  
1    build, construct, erect, fabricate, raise  
2    accommodate, board, entertain, give one lodging, house, lodge, take in  
3    float, nominate, offer, present, propose, put forward, recommend, submit  
4    advance, give, invest, pay, pledge, provide, supply  
5    put up to      egg on, encourage, goad, incite, instigate, prompt, put the idea into one's head, urge  
6    put up with        (informal)   abide, bear, brook, endure, hack     (slang)   lump     (informal)   pocket, stand, stand for, stomach, suffer, swallow, take, tolerate  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    demolish, destroy, flatten, knock down, level, pull down, raze, tear down  
6    not stand for, object to, oppose, protest against, reject, take exception to  
rig up     
arrange, assemble, build, cobble together, construct, erect, fix up, improvise, put together, put up, set up, throw together  
round up     
assemble, bring together, collect, drive, gather, group, herd, marshal, muster, rally  
run-up     
approach, build-up, preliminaries  
screwed up     
anxious, apprehensive, confused, edgy, in a mess, keyed up, mixed up, nervous, neurotic, on edge, strung up     (informal)   tense, uptight     (informal)   wired     (slang)   worked up, worried  
screw up  
1    contort, contract, crumple, distort, knit, knot, pucker, wrinkle  
2      (informal)   bitch (up)     (slang)   bodge     (informal)   botch, bungle, cock up     (Brit. slang)   flub     (U.S. slang)   fuck up     (offensive taboo slang)   louse up     (slang)   make a hash of     (informal)   make a mess or muck-up of     (slang)   make a nonsense of, mess up, mishandle, mismanage, queer     (informal)   spoil  
send-up     
imitation, mickey-take     (informal)   mockery, parody, satire, skit, spoof     (informal)   take-off     (informal)  
send up     
burlesque, imitate, lampoon, make fun of, mimic, mock, parody, satirize, spoof     (informal)   take off     (informal)   take the mickey out of     (informal)   take the piss out of     (taboo slang)  
set up  
1    arrange, begin, compose, establish, found, initiate, install, institute, make provision for, organize, prearrange, prepare  
2    back, build up, establish, finance, promote, put some beef into     (informal)   strengthen, subsidize  
3    assemble, build, construct, elevate, erect, put together, put up, raise  
shake up     
agitate, churn (up), disturb, mix, overturn, reorganize, shock, stir (up), turn upside down, unsettle, upset  
shape up     
be promising, come on, develop, look good, proceed, progress, turn out  
shore (up)     
augment, brace, buttress, hold, prop, reinforce, strengthen, support, underpin  
show up  
1    expose, highlight, lay bare, pinpoint, put the spotlight on, reveal, unmask  
2    appear, be conspicuous, be visible, catch the eye, leap to the eye, stand out  
3      (informal)   embarrass, let down, mortify, put to shame, shame, show in a bad light  
4      (informal)   appear, arrive, come, make an appearance, put in an appearance, show one's face, turn up  
shut up  
1    bottle up, box in, cage, confine, coop up, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, keep in  
2      (informal)   be quiet, button it     (slang)   button one's lip     (slang)   cut the cackle     (informal)   fall silent, gag, hold one's tongue, hush, keep one's trap shut     (slang)   muzzle, pipe down     (slang)   put a sock in it     (Brit. slang)   silence  
size up     
appraise, assess, evaluate, eye up, get (something) taped     (Brit. informal)   get the measure of, take stock of  
slap-up     
elaborate, excellent, first-rate, fit for a king, lavish, luxurious, magnificent, no-expense-spared, princely, splendid, sumptuous, superb  
snap up     
avail oneself of, grab, grasp, nab     (informal)   pounce upon, seize, swoop down on, take advantage of  
snarl-up     
confusion, entanglement, muddle, tangle, (traffic) jam  
soften up     
conciliate, disarm, melt, soft-soap     (informal)   weaken, win over, work on  
speed up     
accelerate, gather momentum, get moving, get under way, increase, increase the tempo, open up the throttle, put one's foot down     (informal)   put on speed  
  
Antonyms     
   brake, decelerate, reduce speed, rein in, slacken (off), slow down  
split up     
break up, disband, divorce, go separate ways, part, part company, separate         
spruce up     
groom, gussy up     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   have a wash and brush-up     (Brit.)   smarten up, tidy, titivate  
stand up for     
champion, come to the defence of, defend, side with, stick up for     (informal)   support, uphold  
stand up to     
brave, confront, defy, endure, oppose, resist, tackle, withstand  
step up     
accelerate, augment, boost, escalate, increase, intensify, raise, speed up, up  
strung up     
a bundle of nerves     (informal)   edgy, jittery     (informal)   keyed up, nervous, on edge, on tenterhooks, tense, twitchy     (informal)   under a strain, uptight     (informal)   wired     (slang)  
stuck-up     
arrogant, big-headed     (informal)   conceited, condescending, haughty, high and mighty     (informal)   hoity-toity     (informal)   patronizing, proud, snobbish, snooty     (informal)   swollen-headed, toffee-nosed     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   uppish     (Brit. informal)   uppity     (informal)  
stump up     
chip in     (informal)   come across with     (informal)   contribute, cough up     (informal)   donate, fork out     (slang)   hand over, pay, shell out     (informal)  
suck up to     
brown-nose     (taboo slang)   butter up, curry favour with, dance attendance on, fawn on, flatter, get on the right side of, ingratiate oneself with, keep in with     (informal)   kiss (someone's) ass     (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang)   lick (someone's) boots, pander to, play up to     (informal)   toady, truckle, worm oneself into (someone's) favour  
sum up  
1    close, conclude, put in a nutshell, recapitulate, review, summarize  
2    estimate, form an opinion of, get the measure of, size up     (informal)  
take up  
1    adopt, assume, become involved in, engage in, start  
2    begin again, carry on, continue, follow on, go on, pick up, proceed, recommence, restart, resume  
3    absorb, consume, cover, extend over, fill, occupy, use up  
think up     
come up with, concoct, contrive, create, devise, dream up, imagine, improvise, invent, manufacture, trump up, visualize         
throw up  
1    abandon, chuck     (informal)   give up, jack in, leave, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign from, step down from     (informal)  
2    bring forward, bring to light, bring to notice, bring to the surface, produce, reveal  
3      (informal)   barf     (U.S. slang)   be sick, bring up, chuck (up)     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   chunder     (slang, chiefly Austral.)   disgorge, do a technicolour yawn     (slang)   heave, puke     (slang)   regurgitate, retch, spew, toss one's cookies     (U.S. slang)   upchuck     (U.S. slang)   vomit  
4    jerry-build, run up, slap together, throw together  
tie-up     
association, connection, coordination, hook-up, liaison, link, linkup, relation, relationship, tie-in  
tie up  
1    attach, bind, pinion, restrain, tether, truss  
2    lash, make fast, moor, rope, secure  
3    engage, engross, keep busy, occupy  
4    bring to a close, conclude, end, finish off, settle, terminate, wind up, wrap up     (informal)  
tone up     
freshen, get in shape, get into condition, invigorate, limber up, shape up, sharpen up, trim, tune up  
top up     
add to, augment, boost, enhance, fill out or up, supplement  
touch up  
1    finish off, perfect, put the finishing touches to, round off  
2    brush up, enhance, fake (up), falsify, give a face-lift to, gloss over, improve, patch up, polish up, renovate, retouch, revamp, titivate, whitewash     (informal)  
trumped-up     
concocted, contrived, cooked-up     (informal)   fabricated, fake, false, falsified, invented, made-up, manufactured, phoney or phony     (informal)   untrue  
  
Antonyms     
   actual, authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, sound, true, veritable  
trump up     
concoct, contrive, cook up     (informal)   create, fabricate, fake, invent, make up, manufacture  
turn up  
1    appear, arrive, attend, come, put in an appearance, show     (informal)   show one's face, show up     (informal)  
2    appear, become known, be found, bring to light, come to light, come to pass, come up with, crop up     (informal)   dig up, disclose, discover, expose, find, pop up, reveal, transpire, unearth  
3    amplify, boost, enhance, increase, increase the volume of, intensify, make louder, raise  
  
Antonyms     
  
2    disappear, evaporate, fade, hide, vanish  
3    diminish, lessen, lower, reduce, soften, turn down  
up-and-coming     
ambitious, eager, go-getting     (informal)   on the make     (slang)   promising, pushing  
up-to-date     
all the rage, current, fashionable, happening     (informal)   having one's finger on the pulse, in, in vogue, modern, newest, now     (informal)   stylish, trendy     (Brit. informal)   up-to-the-minute, with it     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
   antiquated, dated, démodé, obsolete, old fashioned, outmoded, out of date, out of the ark     (informal)   passé  
use up     
absorb, burn up, consume, deplete, devour, drain, exhaust, finish, fritter away, run through, squander, swallow up, waste  
whip up     
agitate, arouse, excite, foment, incite, inflame, instigate, kindle, provoke, rouse, stir up, work up  
wind-up     
close, conclusion, culmination, dénouement, end, finale, finish, termination  
wind up  
1    bring to a close, close, close down, conclude, end, finalize, finish, liquidate, settle, terminate, tie up the loose ends     (informal)   wrap up  
2      (informal)   excite, make nervous, make tense, put on edge, work up  
3      (informal)   be left, end one's days, end up, find oneself, finish up  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    begin, commence, embark on, initiate, instigate, institute, open, start  
work up     
agitate, animate, arouse, enkindle, excite, foment, generate, get (someone) all steamed up     (slang)   incite, inflame, instigate, move, rouse, spur, stir up, wind up     (informal)  
wrap up  
1    bundle up, enclose, enwrap, giftwrap, pack, package  
2    dress warmly, muffle up, put warm clothes on, wear something warm  
3      (slang)   be quiet, be silent, button it     (slang)   button one's lip     (slang)   hold one's tongue, put a sock in it     (Brit. slang)   shut one's face     (Brit. slang)   shut one's mouth     (slang)   shut one's trap     (slang)   shut up  
4      (informal)   bring to a close, conclude, end, finish off, polish off, round off, terminate, tidy up, wind up  
wrought-up     
agitated, animated, aroused, at fever pitch, beside oneself, excited, inflamed, keyed up, moved, overwrought, roused, stirred, strung up     (informal)   worked-up, wound up     (informal)  

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sign on   , up         
1    contract with, enlist, enrol, join, join up, register, volunteer  
2    employ, engage, hire, put on the payroll, recruit, take into service, take on, take on board     (informal)  


act up     
be naughty, carry on, cause trouble, give bother, give trouble, horse around     (informal)   malfunction, mess about, misbehave, piss about     (taboo slang)   piss around     (taboo slang)   play up     (Brit. informal)   raise Cain  
add up  
1    add, compute, count, count up, reckon, sum up, total, tot up  
2    amount, come to, imply, indicate, mean, reveal, signify  
3    be plausible, be reasonable, hold water, make sense, ring true, stand to reason  
back up     
aid, assist, bolster, confirm, corroborate, reinforce, second, stand by, substantiate, support  
bear up     
bear the brunt, carry on, endure, go through the mill, grin and bear it     (informal)   keep one's chin up, persevere, suffer, take it on the chin     (informal)   withstand  
beat up     
assault, attack, batter, beat the living daylights out of     (informal)   clobber     (slang)   do over     (Brit., Austral. & N.Z. slang)   duff up     (Brit. slang)   fill in     (Brit. slang)   knock about or around, lambast(e), put the boot in     (slang)   thrash, work over     (slang)  
blow up  
1    bloat, distend, enlarge, expand, fill, inflate, puff up, pump up, swell  
2    blast, blow sky-high, bomb, burst, detonate, dynamite, explode, go off, rupture, shatter  
3    blow out of (all) proportion, enlarge, enlarge on, exaggerate, heighten, magnify, make a mountain out of a molehill, make a production out of, overstate  
4      (informal)   become angry, become enraged, blow a fuse     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   crack up     (informal)   erupt, flip one's lid     (slang)   fly off the handle     (informal)   go ballistic     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   go off the deep end     (informal)   go up the wall     (slang)   hit the roof     (informal)   lose one's temper, rage, see red     (informal)   wig out     (slang)  
bob up     
appear, arise, emerge, materialize, pop up, rise, spring up, surface, turn up  
bottle up     
check, contain, curb, keep back, restrict, shut in, suppress, trap  
break-up     
breakdown, breaking, crackup     (informal)   disintegration, dispersal, dissolution, divorce, ending, parting, rift, separation, split, splitting, termination, wind-up  
break up     
adjourn, disband, dismantle, disperse, disrupt, dissolve, divide, divorce, end, part, scatter, separate, sever, split, stop, suspend, terminate  
bring up  
1    breed, develop, educate, form, nurture, raise, rear, support, teach, train  
2    advance, allude to, broach, introduce, mention, move, propose, put forward, submit  
brush up     
bone up on            (informal)   cram, go over, polish up, read up, refresh one's memory, relearn, revise, study  
buck up  
1    get a move on, hasten, hurry up, shake a leg, speed up  
2    brighten, cheer up, encourage, hearten, inspirit, perk up, rally, take heart  
build-up  
1    accumulation, development, enlargement, escalation, expansion, gain, growth, increase  
2    ballyhoo     (informal)   hype, plug     (informal)   promotion, publicity, puff  
3    accretion, accumulation, heap, load, mass, rick, stack, stockpile, store  
build up  
1    add to, amplify, augment, develop, enhance, expand, extend, fortify, heighten, improve, increase, intensify, reinforce, strengthen  
2    advertise, boost, plug     (informal)   promote, publicize, spotlight  
butter up     
blarney, brown-nose     (taboo slang)   cajole, coax, fawn on or upon, flatter, honey up, kiss (someone's) ass     (U.S. slang)   oil one's tongue, pander to, soft-soap, suck up to     (informal)   wheedle  
chalk up     
accumulate, achieve, attain, credit, enter, gain, log, mark, record, register, score, tally, win  
cheer up     
brighten, buck up     (informal)   comfort, encourage, enliven, gladden, hearten, jolly along     (informal)   perk up, rally, take heart  
chop up     
cube, dice, divide, fragment, mince  
clear up  
1    answer, clarify, elucidate, explain, resolve, solve, straighten out, unravel  
2    order, rearrange, tidy (up)  
come up     
arise, crop up, happen, occur, rise, spring up, turn up  
come up to     
admit of comparison with, approach, compare with, equal, match, measure up to, meet, resemble, rival, stand or bear comparison with  
come up with     
advance, create, discover, furnish, offer, present, produce, propose, provide, submit, suggest  
conjure up     
bring to mind, contrive, create, evoke, produce as by magic, recall, recollect  
cook up     
concoct, contrive, devise, dream up, fabricate, improvise, invent, manufacture, plot, prepare, scheme, trump up  
cough up     
ante up            (informal, chiefly U.S.)   come across, deliver, fork out     (slang)   give up, hand over, shell out     (informal)   surrender  
count up     
add, reckon up, sum, tally, total  
cover-up     
complicity, concealment, conspiracy, front, smoke screen, whitewash     (informal)  
cover up  
1    conceal, cover one's tracks, draw a veil over, feign ignorance, hide, hush up, keep dark, keep secret, keep silent about, keep under one's hat     (informal)   repress, stonewall, suppress, sweep under the carpet, whitewash     (informal)  
2    Artex     (Trademark)   coat, cover, encrust, envelop, hide, plaster, slather     (U.S. slang)   swathe  
cracked up     
blown up, exaggerated, hyped (up), overpraised, overrated, puffed up         
crack up     
break down, collapse, come apart at the seams     (informal)   flip one's lid     (slang)   fly off the handle     (informal)   freak out     (informal)   go ape     (slang)   go apeshit     (slang)   go berserk, go crazy     (informal)   go off one's head     (slang)   go off one's rocker     (slang)   go off the deep end     (informal)   go out of one's mind, go to pieces, have a breakdown, throw a wobbly     (slang)  
crop up     
appear, arise, emerge, happen, occur, spring up, turn up  
cut up  
      vb  
1    carve, chop, dice, divide, mince, slice  
2    injure, knife, lacerate, slash, wound  
3      (informal)   blast, criticize, crucify     (slang)   give (someone or something) a rough ride, lambast(e), pan     (informal)   put down, ridicule, slate     (informal)   tear into     (informal)   vilify  
      adj  
4      (informal)   agitated, dejected, desolated, distressed, disturbed, heartbroken, stricken, upset, wretched  
dish up     
hand out, ladle, prepare, present, produce, scoop, serve, spoon  
doll up     
deck out, dress up (like a dog's dinner), get ready, gussy up     (slang)   preen, primp, prink, tart up     (slang)   titivate, trick out  
draw up  
1    bring to a stop, halt, pull up, run in, stop, stop short  
2    compose, draft, formulate, frame, prepare, write out  
dream up     
concoct, contrive, cook up     (informal)   create, devise, hatch, imagine, invent, spin, think up  
dredge up     
dig up, discover, drag up, draw up, fish up, raise, rake up, uncover, unearth         
dress up  
1    doll up     (slang)   dress for dinner, dress formally, put on one's best bib and tucker     (informal)   put on one's glad rags     (informal)  
2    disguise, play-act, put on fancy dress, wear a costume  
3    beautify, do oneself up, embellish, gild, improve, titivate, trick out or up  
drum up     
attract, bid for, canvass, obtain, petition, round up, solicit  
dust-up     
argument, brush, conflict, encounter, fight, fracas, punch-up     (Brit. informal)   quarrel, scrap     (informal)   set-to     (informal)   shindig     (informal)   skirmish, tussle  
end up  
1    become eventually, finish as, finish up, pan out     (informal)   turn out to be  
2    arrive finally, come to a halt, fetch up     (informal)   finish up, stop, wind up  
face up to     
accept, acknowledge, come to terms with, confront, cope with, deal with, face the music, meet head-on, tackle  
fed up (with)     
annoyed, blue, bored, brassed off     (Brit. slang)   browned-off     (informal)   depressed, discontented, dismal, dissatisfied, down, down in the mouth, gloomy, glum, hacked (off)     (U.S. slang)   pissed off     (taboo slang)   sick and tired of     (informal)   tired of, weary of  
fetch up     
arrive, come, end up, finish up, halt, land, reach, stop, turn up  
fix up  
1    agree on, arrange, fix, organize, plan, settle, sort out  
2      (often with)       with   accommodate, arrange for, bring about, furnish, lay on, provide  
flare up     
blaze, blow one's top     (informal)   boil over, break out, explode, fire up, fly off the handle     (informal)   lose control, lose one's cool     (informal)   lose one's temper, throw a tantrum  
follow up  
1    check out, find out about, investigate, look into, make inquiries, pursue, research  
2    consolidate, continue, make sure, reinforce  
foul up     
bodge     (informal)   botch, bungle, cock up     (Brit. slang)   flub     (U.S. slang)   fuck up     (offensive taboo slang)   make a mess of, make a nonsense of, make a pig's ear of     (informal)   mismanage, muck up     (slang)   put a spanner in the works     (Brit. informal)   spoil  
frame-up     
fabrication, fit-up     (slang)   put-up job, trumped-up charge  
get up     
arise, ascend, climb, increase, mount, rise, scale, stand  
give up     
abandon, call it a day or night, capitulate, cease, cede, cut out, desist, despair, fall by the wayside, forswear, hand over, kick     (informal)   kiss (something) goodbye, leave off, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, say goodbye to, step down     (informal)   stop, surrender, throw in the sponge, throw in the towel, waive  
grown-up  
1   
      adj   adult, fully-grown, mature, of age  
2   
      n   adult, man, woman  
hang-up     
block, difficulty, inhibition, obsession, preoccupation, problem, thing     (informal)  
hard up     
bankrupt, broke     (informal)   bust     (informal)   cleaned out     (slang)   dirt-poor     (informal)   down and out, flat broke     (informal)   impecunious, impoverished, in queer street, in the red     (informal)   on one's uppers     (informal)   on the breadline, out of pocket, penniless, poor, short, short of cash or funds, skint     (Brit. slang)   strapped for cash     (informal)   without two pennies to rub together     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
   affluent, comfortable     (informal)   fortunate, loaded     (slang)   rich, wealthy, well-heeled     (informal)   well-off  
higher-up     
boss, director, executive, gaffer     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   manager, senior, superior  
hold-up  
1    bottleneck, delay, difficulty, hitch, obstruction, setback, snag, stoppage, traffic jam, trouble, wait  
2    burglary, mugging     (informal)   robbery, steaming     (informal)   stick-up     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   theft  
hold up  
1    delay, detain, hinder, impede, retard, set back, slow down, stop  
2    bolster, brace, buttress, jack up, prop, shore up, support, sustain  
3    mug     (informal)   rob, stick up     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   waylay  
4    display, exhibit, flaunt, present, show  
5    bear up, endure, last, survive, wear  
hole up     
go to earth, hibernate, hide, shelter, take cover, take refuge  
hush up     
conceal, cover up, draw a veil over, keep dark, keep secret, sit on     (informal)   smother, squash, suppress, sweep under the carpet     (informal)  
jack up  
1    elevate, heave, hoist, lift, lift up, raise, rear  
2    accelerate, augment, boost, escalate, increase, inflate, put up, raise  
jazz up     
animate, enhance, enliven, heighten, improve  
keep up     
balance, compete, contend, continue, emulate, keep pace, maintain, match, persevere, preserve, rival, sustain, vie  
laid up     
bedridden, disabled, housebound, ill, immobilized, incapacitated, injured, on the sick list, out of action     (informal)   sick  
lay up  
1    accumulate, amass, garner, hoard, keep, preserve, put away, save, store up, treasure  
2      (informal)   confine (to bed), hospitalize, incapacitate  
lead up to     
approach, intimate, introduce, make advances, make overtures, pave the way, prepare for, prepare the way, work round to  
let-up     
abatement, break, breathing space, cessation, interval, lessening, lull, pause, recess, remission, respite, slackening  
let up     
abate, decrease, diminish, ease (up), moderate, relax, slacken, stop, subside  
line-up     
arrangement, array, row, selection, team  
line up  
1    fall in, form ranks, queue up  
2    assemble, come up with, lay on, obtain, organize, prepare, procure, produce, secure  
3    align, arrange, array, marshal, order, range, regiment, sequence, straighten  
liven (up)     
animate, brighten, buck up     (informal)   enliven, hot up     (informal)   pep up, perk up, put life into, rouse, stir, vitalize, vivify  
lock up     
cage, confine, detain, imprison, incarcerate, jail, put behind bars, shut up  
look up  
1    find, hunt for, research, search for, seek out, track down  
2    ameliorate, come along, get better, improve, perk up, pick up, progress, shape up     (informal)   show improvement  
3      (with)       to   admire, defer to, esteem, have a high opinion of, honour, regard highly, respect, revere  
4    call (on), drop in on     (informal)   go to see, look in on, pay a visit to, visit  
made-up     
fabricated, false, fictional, imaginary, invented, make-believe, mythical, specious, trumped-up, unreal, untrue  
make-up  
1    cosmetics, face     (informal)   greasepaint     (Theatre)   maquillage, paint     (informal)   powder, war paint     (informal, humorous)  
2    arrangement, assembly, composition, configuration, constitution, construction, form, format, formation, organization, structure  
3    build, cast of mind, character, constitution, disposition, figure, frame of mind, make, nature, stamp, temper, temperament  
make up  
1    compose, comprise, constitute, form  
2    coin, compose, concoct, construct, cook up     (informal)   create, devise, dream up, fabricate, formulate, frame, hatch, invent, manufacture, originate, trump up, write  
3    complete, fill, meet, supply  
4      (with)       for   atone, balance, compensate, make amends, offset, recompense, redeem, redress, requite  
5    bury the hatchet, call it quits, come to terms, compose, forgive and forget, make peace, mend, reconcile, settle, shake hands  
6    make up one's mind      choose, come to a decision, decide, determine, make a decision, reach a decision, resolve, settle  
7    make up to        (informal)   chat up     (informal)   court, curry favour with, flirt with, make overtures to, woo  
measure up (to)     
be adequate, be capable, be equal to, be fit, be suitable, be suited, come up to scratch     (informal)   come up to standard, compare, cut the mustard     (U.S. slang)   equal, fit or fill the bill, fulfil the expectations, make the grade     (informal)   match, meet, rival  
mixed-up     
at sea, bewildered, confused, distraught, disturbed, maladjusted, muddled, perplexed, puzzled, upset  
mix-up     
confusion, disorder, fankle     (Scot.)   jumble, mess, mistake, misunderstanding, muddle, snarl-up     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   tangle  
mix up  
1    blend, combine, commix, mix  
2    confound, confuse, muddle  
3    bewilder, confuse, disturb, fluster, muddle, perplex, puzzle, throw into confusion, unnerve, upset  
4    embroil, entangle, implicate, involve, rope in  
mop up  
1    clean up, mop, soak up, sponge, swab, wash, wipe  
2      (Military)   account for, clean out, clear, eliminate, finish off, neutralize, pacify, round up, secure  
muck up     
blow     (slang)   bodge     (informal)   botch, bungle, cock up     (Brit. slang)   flub     (U.S. slang)   fuck up     (offensive taboo slang)   make a mess of, make a muck of     (slang)   make a nonsense of, make a pig's ear of     (informal)   mar, mess up, muff, ruin, screw up     (informal)   spoil  
mug up     
bone up on            (informal)   burn the midnight oil     (informal)   cram     (informal)   get up     (informal)   study, swot     (Brit. informal)  
notch up     
achieve, gain, make, register, score  
pack up  
1    put away, store, tidy up  
2      (informal)   call it a day     (informal)   call it a night     (informal)   finish, give up, pack in     (Brit. informal)  
3    break down, conk out     (informal)   fail, give out, stall, stop  
pass up     
abstain, decline, forgo, give (something) a miss     (informal)   ignore, let go, let slip, miss, neglect, refuse, reject  
pent-up     
bottled up, bridled, checked, constrained, curbed, held back, inhibited, repressed, smothered, stifled, suppressed         
perk up     
brighten, buck up     (informal)   cheer up, liven up, look up, pep up, rally, recover, recuperate, revive, take heart  
pick-me-up     
bracer     (informal)   drink, pick-up     (slang)   refreshment, restorative, roborant, shot in the arm     (informal)   stimulant, tonic  
pick-up  
      n  
1    acceleration, response, revving     (informal)   speed-up  
2    change for the better, gain, improvement, rally, recovery, revival, rise, strengthening, upswing, upturn  
pick up  
      vb  
1    gather, grasp, hoist, lift, raise, take up, uplift  
2    buy, come across, find, garner, happen upon, obtain, purchase, score     (slang)  
3    be on the mend, gain, gain ground, get better, improve, make a comeback     (informal)   mend, perk up, rally, recover, take a turn for the better, turn the corner  
4    call for, collect, get, give someone a lift, go to get, uplift     (Scot.)  
5    acquire, get the hang of     (informal)   learn, master  
6      (slang)   apprehend, arrest, bust     (informal)   collar     (informal)   do     (slang)   feel one's collar     (slang)   lift     (slang)   nab     (informal)   nail     (informal)   nick     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   pinch     (informal)   pull in     (Brit. slang)   run in     (slang)   take into custody  
pile-up     
accident, collision, crash, multiple collision, smash, smash-up     (informal)  
pipe up     
have one's say, make oneself heard, put one's oar in, raise one's voice, speak, speak up, volunteer  
play up  
1    accentuate, bring to the fore, call attention to, emphasize, highlight, magnify, point up, stress, turn the spotlight on, underline  
2      (Brit. informal)   be painful, be sore, bother, give one gyp     (Brit. & N.Z. slang)   give one trouble, hurt, pain, trouble  
3      (Brit. informal)   be awkward, be bolshie     (Brit. informal)   be cussed     (informal)   be disobedient, be stroppy     (Brit. slang)   give trouble, misbehave  
4      (Brit. informal)   be on the blink     (slang)   be wonky     (Brit. slang)   malfunction, not work properly  
5    play up to        (informal)   bootlick     (informal)   brown-nose     (taboo slang)   butter up, curry favour, fawn, flatter, get in with, ingratiate oneself, keep (someone) sweet, kiss (someone's) ass     (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang)   pander to, suck up to     (informal)   toady  
point up     
accent, accentuate, emphasize, make clear, stress, underline  
pull up  
1    dig out, lift, raise, uproot  
2    brake, come to a halt, halt, reach a standstill, stop  
3    admonish, bawl out     (informal)   carpet     (informal)   castigate, chew out     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   dress down     (informal)   give a rocket     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   rap over the knuckles, read the riot act, rebuke, reprimand, reprove, slap on the wrist, take to task, tear into     (informal)   tear (someone) off a strip     (Brit. informal)   tell off     (informal)   tick off     (informal)  
punch-up     
argument, bagarre, battle royal, brawl, dingdong, dust-up     (informal)   fight, free-for-all     (informal)   row, scrap     (informal)   set-to     (informal)   shindig     (informal)   shindy     (informal)   stand-up fight     (informal)  
put up  
1    build, construct, erect, fabricate, raise  
2    accommodate, board, entertain, give one lodging, house, lodge, take in  
3    float, nominate, offer, present, propose, put forward, recommend, submit  
4    advance, give, invest, pay, pledge, provide, supply  
5    put up to      egg on, encourage, goad, incite, instigate, prompt, put the idea into one's head, urge  
6    put up with        (informal)   abide, bear, brook, endure, hack     (slang)   lump     (informal)   pocket, stand, stand for, stomach, suffer, swallow, take, tolerate  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    demolish, destroy, flatten, knock down, level, pull down, raze, tear down  
6    not stand for, object to, oppose, protest against, reject, take exception to  
rig up     
arrange, assemble, build, cobble together, construct, erect, fix up, improvise, put together, put up, set up, throw together  
round up     
assemble, bring together, collect, drive, gather, group, herd, marshal, muster, rally  
run-up     
approach, build-up, preliminaries  
screwed up     
anxious, apprehensive, confused, edgy, in a mess, keyed up, mixed up, nervous, neurotic, on edge, strung up     (informal)   tense, uptight     (informal)   wired     (slang)   worked up, worried  
screw up  
1    contort, contract, crumple, distort, knit, knot, pucker, wrinkle  
2      (informal)   bitch (up)     (slang)   bodge     (informal)   botch, bungle, cock up     (Brit. slang)   flub     (U.S. slang)   fuck up     (offensive taboo slang)   louse up     (slang)   make a hash of     (informal)   make a mess or muck-up of     (slang)   make a nonsense of, mess up, mishandle, mismanage, queer     (informal)   spoil  
send-up     
imitation, mickey-take     (informal)   mockery, parody, satire, skit, spoof     (informal)   take-off     (informal)  
send up     
burlesque, imitate, lampoon, make fun of, mimic, mock, parody, satirize, spoof     (informal)   take off     (informal)   take the mickey out of     (informal)   take the piss out of     (taboo slang)  
set up  
1    arrange, begin, compose, establish, found, initiate, install, institute, make provision for, organize, prearrange, prepare  
2    back, build up, establish, finance, promote, put some beef into     (informal)   strengthen, subsidize  
3    assemble, build, construct, elevate, erect, put together, put up, raise  
shake up     
agitate, churn (up), disturb, mix, overturn, reorganize, shock, stir (up), turn upside down, unsettle, upset  
shape up     
be promising, come on, develop, look good, proceed, progress, turn out  
shore (up)     
augment, brace, buttress, hold, prop, reinforce, strengthen, support, underpin  
show up  
1    expose, highlight, lay bare, pinpoint, put the spotlight on, reveal, unmask  
2    appear, be conspicuous, be visible, catch the eye, leap to the eye, stand out  
3      (informal)   embarrass, let down, mortify, put to shame, shame, show in a bad light  
4      (informal)   appear, arrive, come, make an appearance, put in an appearance, show one's face, turn up  
shut up  
1    bottle up, box in, cage, confine, coop up, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, keep in  
2      (informal)   be quiet, button it     (slang)   button one's lip     (slang)   cut the cackle     (informal)   fall silent, gag, hold one's tongue, hush, keep one's trap shut     (slang)   muzzle, pipe down     (slang)   put a sock in it     (Brit. slang)   silence  
size up     
appraise, assess, evaluate, eye up, get (something) taped     (Brit. informal)   get the measure of, take stock of  
slap-up     
elaborate, excellent, first-rate, fit for a king, lavish, luxurious, magnificent, no-expense-spared, princely, splendid, sumptuous, superb  
snap up     
avail oneself of, grab, grasp, nab     (informal)   pounce upon, seize, swoop down on, take advantage of  
snarl-up     
confusion, entanglement, muddle, tangle, (traffic) jam  
soften up     
conciliate, disarm, melt, soft-soap     (informal)   weaken, win over, work on  
speed up     
accelerate, gather momentum, get moving, get under way, increase, increase the tempo, open up the throttle, put one's foot down     (informal)   put on speed  
  
Antonyms     
   brake, decelerate, reduce speed, rein in, slacken (off), slow down  
split up     
break up, disband, divorce, go separate ways, part, part company, separate         
spruce up     
groom, gussy up     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   have a wash and brush-up     (Brit.)   smarten up, tidy, titivate  
stand up for     
champion, come to the defence of, defend, side with, stick up for     (informal)   support, uphold  
stand up to     
brave, confront, defy, endure, oppose, resist, tackle, withstand  
step up     
accelerate, augment, boost, escalate, increase, intensify, raise, speed up, up  
strung up     
a bundle of nerves     (informal)   edgy, jittery     (informal)   keyed up, nervous, on edge, on tenterhooks, tense, twitchy     (informal)   under a strain, uptight     (informal)   wired     (slang)  
stuck-up     
arrogant, big-headed     (informal)   conceited, condescending, haughty, high and mighty     (informal)   hoity-toity     (informal)   patronizing, proud, snobbish, snooty     (informal)   swollen-headed, toffee-nosed     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   uppish     (Brit. informal)   uppity     (informal)  
stump up     
chip in     (informal)   come across with     (informal)   contribute, cough up     (informal)   donate, fork out     (slang)   hand over, pay, shell out     (informal)  
suck up to     
brown-nose     (taboo slang)   butter up, curry favour with, dance attendance on, fawn on, flatter, get on the right side of, ingratiate oneself with, keep in with     (informal)   kiss (someone's) ass     (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang)   lick (someone's) boots, pander to, play up to     (informal)   toady, truckle, worm oneself into (someone's) favour  
sum up  
1    close, conclude, put in a nutshell, recapitulate, review, summarize  
2    estimate, form an opinion of, get the measure of, size up     (informal)  
take up  
1    adopt, assume, become involved in, engage in, start  
2    begin again, carry on, continue, follow on, go on, pick up, proceed, recommence, restart, resume  
3    absorb, consume, cover, extend over, fill, occupy, use up  
think up     
come up with, concoct, contrive, create, devise, dream up, imagine, improvise, invent, manufacture, trump up, visualize         
throw up  
1    abandon, chuck     (informal)   give up, jack in, leave, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign from, step down from     (informal)  
2    bring forward, bring to light, bring to notice, bring to the surface, produce, reveal  
3      (informal)   barf     (U.S. slang)   be sick, bring up, chuck (up)     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   chunder     (slang, chiefly Austral.)   disgorge, do a technicolour yawn     (slang)   heave, puke     (slang)   regurgitate, retch, spew, toss one's cookies     (U.S. slang)   upchuck     (U.S. slang)   vomit  
4    jerry-build, run up, slap together, throw together  
tie-up     
association, connection, coordination, hook-up, liaison, link, linkup, relation, relationship, tie-in  
tie up  
1    attach, bind, pinion, restrain, tether, truss  
2    lash, make fast, moor, rope, secure  
3    engage, engross, keep busy, occupy  
4    bring to a close, conclude, end, finish off, settle, terminate, wind up, wrap up     (informal)  
tone up     
freshen, get in shape, get into condition, invigorate, limber up, shape up, sharpen up, trim, tune up  
top up     
add to, augment, boost, enhance, fill out or up, supplement  
touch up  
1    finish off, perfect, put the finishing touches to, round off  
2    brush up, enhance, fake (up), falsify, give a face-lift to, gloss over, improve, patch up, polish up, renovate, retouch, revamp, titivate, whitewash     (informal)  
trumped-up     
concocted, contrived, cooked-up     (informal)   fabricated, fake, false, falsified, invented, made-up, manufactured, phoney or phony     (informal)   untrue  
  
Antonyms     
   actual, authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, sound, true, veritable  
trump up     
concoct, contrive, cook up     (informal)   create, fabricate, fake, invent, make up, manufacture  
turn up  
1    appear, arrive, attend, come, put in an appearance, show     (informal)   show one's face, show up     (informal)  
2    appear, become known, be found, bring to light, come to light, come to pass, come up with, crop up     (informal)   dig up, disclose, discover, expose, find, pop up, reveal, transpire, unearth  
3    amplify, boost, enhance, increase, increase the volume of, intensify, make louder, raise  
  
Antonyms     
  
2    disappear, evaporate, fade, hide, vanish  
3    diminish, lessen, lower, reduce, soften, turn down  
up-and-coming     
ambitious, eager, go-getting     (informal)   on the make     (slang)   promising, pushing  
up-to-date     
all the rage, current, fashionable, happening     (informal)   having one's finger on the pulse, in, in vogue, modern, newest, now     (informal)   stylish, trendy     (Brit. informal)   up-to-the-minute, with it     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
   antiquated, dated, démodé, obsolete, old fashioned, outmoded, out of date, out of the ark     (informal)   passé  
use up     
absorb, burn up, consume, deplete, devour, drain, exhaust, finish, fritter away, run through, squander, swallow up, waste  
whip up     
agitate, arouse, excite, foment, incite, inflame, instigate, kindle, provoke, rouse, stir up, work up  
wind-up     
close, conclusion, culmination, dénouement, end, finale, finish, termination  
wind up  
1    bring to a close, close, close down, conclude, end, finalize, finish, liquidate, settle, terminate, tie up the loose ends     (informal)   wrap up  
2      (informal)   excite, make nervous, make tense, put on edge, work up  
3      (informal)   be left, end one's days, end up, find oneself, finish up  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    begin, commence, embark on, initiate, instigate, institute, open, start  
work up     
agitate, animate, arouse, enkindle, excite, foment, generate, get (someone) all steamed up     (slang)   incite, inflame, instigate, move, rouse, spur, stir up, wind up     (informal)  
wrap up  
1    bundle up, enclose, enwrap, giftwrap, pack, package  
2    dress warmly, muffle up, put warm clothes on, wear something warm  
3      (slang)   be quiet, be silent, button it     (slang)   button one's lip     (slang)   hold one's tongue, put a sock in it     (Brit. slang)   shut one's face     (Brit. slang)   shut one's mouth     (slang)   shut one's trap     (slang)   shut up  
4      (informal)   bring to a close, conclude, end, finish off, polish off, round off, terminate, tidy up, wind up  
wrought-up     
agitated, animated, aroused, at fever pitch, beside oneself, excited, inflamed, keyed up, moved, overwrought, roused, stirred, strung up     (informal)   worked-up, wound up     (informal)  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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speak out   , up         
1    make oneself heard, say it loud and clear, speak loudly  
2    have one's say, make one's position plain, sound off, speak one's mind, stand up and be counted  


act up     
be naughty, carry on, cause trouble, give bother, give trouble, horse around     (informal)   malfunction, mess about, misbehave, piss about     (taboo slang)   piss around     (taboo slang)   play up     (Brit. informal)   raise Cain  
add up  
1    add, compute, count, count up, reckon, sum up, total, tot up  
2    amount, come to, imply, indicate, mean, reveal, signify  
3    be plausible, be reasonable, hold water, make sense, ring true, stand to reason  
back up     
aid, assist, bolster, confirm, corroborate, reinforce, second, stand by, substantiate, support  
bear up     
bear the brunt, carry on, endure, go through the mill, grin and bear it     (informal)   keep one's chin up, persevere, suffer, take it on the chin     (informal)   withstand  
beat up     
assault, attack, batter, beat the living daylights out of     (informal)   clobber     (slang)   do over     (Brit., Austral. & N.Z. slang)   duff up     (Brit. slang)   fill in     (Brit. slang)   knock about or around, lambast(e), put the boot in     (slang)   thrash, work over     (slang)  
blow up  
1    bloat, distend, enlarge, expand, fill, inflate, puff up, pump up, swell  
2    blast, blow sky-high, bomb, burst, detonate, dynamite, explode, go off, rupture, shatter  
3    blow out of (all) proportion, enlarge, enlarge on, exaggerate, heighten, magnify, make a mountain out of a molehill, make a production out of, overstate  
4      (informal)   become angry, become enraged, blow a fuse     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   crack up     (informal)   erupt, flip one's lid     (slang)   fly off the handle     (informal)   go ballistic     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   go off the deep end     (informal)   go up the wall     (slang)   hit the roof     (informal)   lose one's temper, rage, see red     (informal)   wig out     (slang)  
bob up     
appear, arise, emerge, materialize, pop up, rise, spring up, surface, turn up  
bottle up     
check, contain, curb, keep back, restrict, shut in, suppress, trap  
break-up     
breakdown, breaking, crackup     (informal)   disintegration, dispersal, dissolution, divorce, ending, parting, rift, separation, split, splitting, termination, wind-up  
break up     
adjourn, disband, dismantle, disperse, disrupt, dissolve, divide, divorce, end, part, scatter, separate, sever, split, stop, suspend, terminate  
bring up  
1    breed, develop, educate, form, nurture, raise, rear, support, teach, train  
2    advance, allude to, broach, introduce, mention, move, propose, put forward, submit  
brush up     
bone up on            (informal)   cram, go over, polish up, read up, refresh one's memory, relearn, revise, study  
buck up  
1    get a move on, hasten, hurry up, shake a leg, speed up  
2    brighten, cheer up, encourage, hearten, inspirit, perk up, rally, take heart  
build-up  
1    accumulation, development, enlargement, escalation, expansion, gain, growth, increase  
2    ballyhoo     (informal)   hype, plug     (informal)   promotion, publicity, puff  
3    accretion, accumulation, heap, load, mass, rick, stack, stockpile, store  
build up  
1    add to, amplify, augment, develop, enhance, expand, extend, fortify, heighten, improve, increase, intensify, reinforce, strengthen  
2    advertise, boost, plug     (informal)   promote, publicize, spotlight  
butter up     
blarney, brown-nose     (taboo slang)   cajole, coax, fawn on or upon, flatter, honey up, kiss (someone's) ass     (U.S. slang)   oil one's tongue, pander to, soft-soap, suck up to     (informal)   wheedle  
chalk up     
accumulate, achieve, attain, credit, enter, gain, log, mark, record, register, score, tally, win  
cheer up     
brighten, buck up     (informal)   comfort, encourage, enliven, gladden, hearten, jolly along     (informal)   perk up, rally, take heart  
chop up     
cube, dice, divide, fragment, mince  
clear up  
1    answer, clarify, elucidate, explain, resolve, solve, straighten out, unravel  
2    order, rearrange, tidy (up)  
come up     
arise, crop up, happen, occur, rise, spring up, turn up  
come up to     
admit of comparison with, approach, compare with, equal, match, measure up to, meet, resemble, rival, stand or bear comparison with  
come up with     
advance, create, discover, furnish, offer, present, produce, propose, provide, submit, suggest  
conjure up     
bring to mind, contrive, create, evoke, produce as by magic, recall, recollect  
cook up     
concoct, contrive, devise, dream up, fabricate, improvise, invent, manufacture, plot, prepare, scheme, trump up  
cough up     
ante up            (informal, chiefly U.S.)   come across, deliver, fork out     (slang)   give up, hand over, shell out     (informal)   surrender  
count up     
add, reckon up, sum, tally, total  
cover-up     
complicity, concealment, conspiracy, front, smoke screen, whitewash     (informal)  
cover up  
1    conceal, cover one's tracks, draw a veil over, feign ignorance, hide, hush up, keep dark, keep secret, keep silent about, keep under one's hat     (informal)   repress, stonewall, suppress, sweep under the carpet, whitewash     (informal)  
2    Artex     (Trademark)   coat, cover, encrust, envelop, hide, plaster, slather     (U.S. slang)   swathe  
cracked up     
blown up, exaggerated, hyped (up), overpraised, overrated, puffed up         
crack up     
break down, collapse, come apart at the seams     (informal)   flip one's lid     (slang)   fly off the handle     (informal)   freak out     (informal)   go ape     (slang)   go apeshit     (slang)   go berserk, go crazy     (informal)   go off one's head     (slang)   go off one's rocker     (slang)   go off the deep end     (informal)   go out of one's mind, go to pieces, have a breakdown, throw a wobbly     (slang)  
crop up     
appear, arise, emerge, happen, occur, spring up, turn up  
cut up  
      vb  
1    carve, chop, dice, divide, mince, slice  
2    injure, knife, lacerate, slash, wound  
3      (informal)   blast, criticize, crucify     (slang)   give (someone or something) a rough ride, lambast(e), pan     (informal)   put down, ridicule, slate     (informal)   tear into     (informal)   vilify  
      adj  
4      (informal)   agitated, dejected, desolated, distressed, disturbed, heartbroken, stricken, upset, wretched  
dish up     
hand out, ladle, prepare, present, produce, scoop, serve, spoon  
doll up     
deck out, dress up (like a dog's dinner), get ready, gussy up     (slang)   preen, primp, prink, tart up     (slang)   titivate, trick out  
draw up  
1    bring to a stop, halt, pull up, run in, stop, stop short  
2    compose, draft, formulate, frame, prepare, write out  
dream up     
concoct, contrive, cook up     (informal)   create, devise, hatch, imagine, invent, spin, think up  
dredge up     
dig up, discover, drag up, draw up, fish up, raise, rake up, uncover, unearth         
dress up  
1    doll up     (slang)   dress for dinner, dress formally, put on one's best bib and tucker     (informal)   put on one's glad rags     (informal)  
2    disguise, play-act, put on fancy dress, wear a costume  
3    beautify, do oneself up, embellish, gild, improve, titivate, trick out or up  
drum up     
attract, bid for, canvass, obtain, petition, round up, solicit  
dust-up     
argument, brush, conflict, encounter, fight, fracas, punch-up     (Brit. informal)   quarrel, scrap     (informal)   set-to     (informal)   shindig     (informal)   skirmish, tussle  
end up  
1    become eventually, finish as, finish up, pan out     (informal)   turn out to be  
2    arrive finally, come to a halt, fetch up     (informal)   finish up, stop, wind up  
face up to     
accept, acknowledge, come to terms with, confront, cope with, deal with, face the music, meet head-on, tackle  
fed up (with)     
annoyed, blue, bored, brassed off     (Brit. slang)   browned-off     (informal)   depressed, discontented, dismal, dissatisfied, down, down in the mouth, gloomy, glum, hacked (off)     (U.S. slang)   pissed off     (taboo slang)   sick and tired of     (informal)   tired of, weary of  
fetch up     
arrive, come, end up, finish up, halt, land, reach, stop, turn up  
fix up  
1    agree on, arrange, fix, organize, plan, settle, sort out  
2      (often with)       with   accommodate, arrange for, bring about, furnish, lay on, provide  
flare up     
blaze, blow one's top     (informal)   boil over, break out, explode, fire up, fly off the handle     (informal)   lose control, lose one's cool     (informal)   lose one's temper, throw a tantrum  
follow up  
1    check out, find out about, investigate, look into, make inquiries, pursue, research  
2    consolidate, continue, make sure, reinforce  
foul up     
bodge     (informal)   botch, bungle, cock up     (Brit. slang)   flub     (U.S. slang)   fuck up     (offensive taboo slang)   make a mess of, make a nonsense of, make a pig's ear of     (informal)   mismanage, muck up     (slang)   put a spanner in the works     (Brit. informal)   spoil  
frame-up     
fabrication, fit-up     (slang)   put-up job, trumped-up charge  
get up     
arise, ascend, climb, increase, mount, rise, scale, stand  
give up     
abandon, call it a day or night, capitulate, cease, cede, cut out, desist, despair, fall by the wayside, forswear, hand over, kick     (informal)   kiss (something) goodbye, leave off, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, say goodbye to, step down     (informal)   stop, surrender, throw in the sponge, throw in the towel, waive  
grown-up  
1   
      adj   adult, fully-grown, mature, of age  
2   
      n   adult, man, woman  
hang-up     
block, difficulty, inhibition, obsession, preoccupation, problem, thing     (informal)  
hard up     
bankrupt, broke     (informal)   bust     (informal)   cleaned out     (slang)   dirt-poor     (informal)   down and out, flat broke     (informal)   impecunious, impoverished, in queer street, in the red     (informal)   on one's uppers     (informal)   on the breadline, out of pocket, penniless, poor, short, short of cash or funds, skint     (Brit. slang)   strapped for cash     (informal)   without two pennies to rub together     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
   affluent, comfortable     (informal)   fortunate, loaded     (slang)   rich, wealthy, well-heeled     (informal)   well-off  
higher-up     
boss, director, executive, gaffer     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   manager, senior, superior  
hold-up  
1    bottleneck, delay, difficulty, hitch, obstruction, setback, snag, stoppage, traffic jam, trouble, wait  
2    burglary, mugging     (informal)   robbery, steaming     (informal)   stick-up     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   theft  
hold up  
1    delay, detain, hinder, impede, retard, set back, slow down, stop  
2    bolster, brace, buttress, jack up, prop, shore up, support, sustain  
3    mug     (informal)   rob, stick up     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   waylay  
4    display, exhibit, flaunt, present, show  
5    bear up, endure, last, survive, wear  
hole up     
go to earth, hibernate, hide, shelter, take cover, take refuge  
hush up     
conceal, cover up, draw a veil over, keep dark, keep secret, sit on     (informal)   smother, squash, suppress, sweep under the carpet     (informal)  
jack up  
1    elevate, heave, hoist, lift, lift up, raise, rear  
2    accelerate, augment, boost, escalate, increase, inflate, put up, raise  
jazz up     
animate, enhance, enliven, heighten, improve  
keep up     
balance, compete, contend, continue, emulate, keep pace, maintain, match, persevere, preserve, rival, sustain, vie  
laid up     
bedridden, disabled, housebound, ill, immobilized, incapacitated, injured, on the sick list, out of action     (informal)   sick  
lay up  
1    accumulate, amass, garner, hoard, keep, preserve, put away, save, store up, treasure  
2      (informal)   confine (to bed), hospitalize, incapacitate  
lead up to     
approach, intimate, introduce, make advances, make overtures, pave the way, prepare for, prepare the way, work round to  
let-up     
abatement, break, breathing space, cessation, interval, lessening, lull, pause, recess, remission, respite, slackening  
let up     
abate, decrease, diminish, ease (up), moderate, relax, slacken, stop, subside  
line-up     
arrangement, array, row, selection, team  
line up  
1    fall in, form ranks, queue up  
2    assemble, come up with, lay on, obtain, organize, prepare, procure, produce, secure  
3    align, arrange, array, marshal, order, range, regiment, sequence, straighten  
liven (up)     
animate, brighten, buck up     (informal)   enliven, hot up     (informal)   pep up, perk up, put life into, rouse, stir, vitalize, vivify  
lock up     
cage, confine, detain, imprison, incarcerate, jail, put behind bars, shut up  
look up  
1    find, hunt for, research, search for, seek out, track down  
2    ameliorate, come along, get better, improve, perk up, pick up, progress, shape up     (informal)   show improvement  
3      (with)       to   admire, defer to, esteem, have a high opinion of, honour, regard highly, respect, revere  
4    call (on), drop in on     (informal)   go to see, look in on, pay a visit to, visit  
made-up     
fabricated, false, fictional, imaginary, invented, make-believe, mythical, specious, trumped-up, unreal, untrue  
make-up  
1    cosmetics, face     (informal)   greasepaint     (Theatre)   maquillage, paint     (informal)   powder, war paint     (informal, humorous)  
2    arrangement, assembly, composition, configuration, constitution, construction, form, format, formation, organization, structure  
3    build, cast of mind, character, constitution, disposition, figure, frame of mind, make, nature, stamp, temper, temperament  
make up  
1    compose, comprise, constitute, form  
2    coin, compose, concoct, construct, cook up     (informal)   create, devise, dream up, fabricate, formulate, frame, hatch, invent, manufacture, originate, trump up, write  
3    complete, fill, meet, supply  
4      (with)       for   atone, balance, compensate, make amends, offset, recompense, redeem, redress, requite  
5    bury the hatchet, call it quits, come to terms, compose, forgive and forget, make peace, mend, reconcile, settle, shake hands  
6    make up one's mind      choose, come to a decision, decide, determine, make a decision, reach a decision, resolve, settle  
7    make up to        (informal)   chat up     (informal)   court, curry favour with, flirt with, make overtures to, woo  
measure up (to)     
be adequate, be capable, be equal to, be fit, be suitable, be suited, come up to scratch     (informal)   come up to standard, compare, cut the mustard     (U.S. slang)   equal, fit or fill the bill, fulfil the expectations, make the grade     (informal)   match, meet, rival  
mixed-up     
at sea, bewildered, confused, distraught, disturbed, maladjusted, muddled, perplexed, puzzled, upset  
mix-up     
confusion, disorder, fankle     (Scot.)   jumble, mess, mistake, misunderstanding, muddle, snarl-up     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   tangle  
mix up  
1    blend, combine, commix, mix  
2    confound, confuse, muddle  
3    bewilder, confuse, disturb, fluster, muddle, perplex, puzzle, throw into confusion, unnerve, upset  
4    embroil, entangle, implicate, involve, rope in  
mop up  
1    clean up, mop, soak up, sponge, swab, wash, wipe  
2      (Military)   account for, clean out, clear, eliminate, finish off, neutralize, pacify, round up, secure  
muck up     
blow     (slang)   bodge     (informal)   botch, bungle, cock up     (Brit. slang)   flub     (U.S. slang)   fuck up     (offensive taboo slang)   make a mess of, make a muck of     (slang)   make a nonsense of, make a pig's ear of     (informal)   mar, mess up, muff, ruin, screw up     (informal)   spoil  
mug up     
bone up on            (informal)   burn the midnight oil     (informal)   cram     (informal)   get up     (informal)   study, swot     (Brit. informal)  
notch up     
achieve, gain, make, register, score  
pack up  
1    put away, store, tidy up  
2      (informal)   call it a day     (informal)   call it a night     (informal)   finish, give up, pack in     (Brit. informal)  
3    break down, conk out     (informal)   fail, give out, stall, stop  
pass up     
abstain, decline, forgo, give (something) a miss     (informal)   ignore, let go, let slip, miss, neglect, refuse, reject  
pent-up     
bottled up, bridled, checked, constrained, curbed, held back, inhibited, repressed, smothered, stifled, suppressed         
perk up     
brighten, buck up     (informal)   cheer up, liven up, look up, pep up, rally, recover, recuperate, revive, take heart  
pick-me-up     
bracer     (informal)   drink, pick-up     (slang)   refreshment, restorative, roborant, shot in the arm     (informal)   stimulant, tonic  
pick-up  
      n  
1    acceleration, response, revving     (informal)   speed-up  
2    change for the better, gain, improvement, rally, recovery, revival, rise, strengthening, upswing, upturn  
pick up  
      vb  
1    gather, grasp, hoist, lift, raise, take up, uplift  
2    buy, come across, find, garner, happen upon, obtain, purchase, score     (slang)  
3    be on the mend, gain, gain ground, get better, improve, make a comeback     (informal)   mend, perk up, rally, recover, take a turn for the better, turn the corner  
4    call for, collect, get, give someone a lift, go to get, uplift     (Scot.)  
5    acquire, get the hang of     (informal)   learn, master  
6      (slang)   apprehend, arrest, bust     (informal)   collar     (informal)   do     (slang)   feel one's collar     (slang)   lift     (slang)   nab     (informal)   nail     (informal)   nick     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   pinch     (informal)   pull in     (Brit. slang)   run in     (slang)   take into custody  
pile-up     
accident, collision, crash, multiple collision, smash, smash-up     (informal)  
pipe up     
have one's say, make oneself heard, put one's oar in, raise one's voice, speak, speak up, volunteer  
play up  
1    accentuate, bring to the fore, call attention to, emphasize, highlight, magnify, point up, stress, turn the spotlight on, underline  
2      (Brit. informal)   be painful, be sore, bother, give one gyp     (Brit. & N.Z. slang)   give one trouble, hurt, pain, trouble  
3      (Brit. informal)   be awkward, be bolshie     (Brit. informal)   be cussed     (informal)   be disobedient, be stroppy     (Brit. slang)   give trouble, misbehave  
4      (Brit. informal)   be on the blink     (slang)   be wonky     (Brit. slang)   malfunction, not work properly  
5    play up to        (informal)   bootlick     (informal)   brown-nose     (taboo slang)   butter up, curry favour, fawn, flatter, get in with, ingratiate oneself, keep (someone) sweet, kiss (someone's) ass     (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang)   pander to, suck up to     (informal)   toady  
point up     
accent, accentuate, emphasize, make clear, stress, underline  
pull up  
1    dig out, lift, raise, uproot  
2    brake, come to a halt, halt, reach a standstill, stop  
3    admonish, bawl out     (informal)   carpet     (informal)   castigate, chew out     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   dress down     (informal)   give a rocket     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   rap over the knuckles, read the riot act, rebuke, reprimand, reprove, slap on the wrist, take to task, tear into     (informal)   tear (someone) off a strip     (Brit. informal)   tell off     (informal)   tick off     (informal)  
punch-up     
argument, bagarre, battle royal, brawl, dingdong, dust-up     (informal)   fight, free-for-all     (informal)   row, scrap     (informal)   set-to     (informal)   shindig     (informal)   shindy     (informal)   stand-up fight     (informal)  
put up  
1    build, construct, erect, fabricate, raise  
2    accommodate, board, entertain, give one lodging, house, lodge, take in  
3    float, nominate, offer, present, propose, put forward, recommend, submit  
4    advance, give, invest, pay, pledge, provide, supply  
5    put up to      egg on, encourage, goad, incite, instigate, prompt, put the idea into one's head, urge  
6    put up with        (informal)   abide, bear, brook, endure, hack     (slang)   lump     (informal)   pocket, stand, stand for, stomach, suffer, swallow, take, tolerate  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    demolish, destroy, flatten, knock down, level, pull down, raze, tear down  
6    not stand for, object to, oppose, protest against, reject, take exception to  
rig up     
arrange, assemble, build, cobble together, construct, erect, fix up, improvise, put together, put up, set up, throw together  
round up     
assemble, bring together, collect, drive, gather, group, herd, marshal, muster, rally  
run-up     
approach, build-up, preliminaries  
screwed up     
anxious, apprehensive, confused, edgy, in a mess, keyed up, mixed up, nervous, neurotic, on edge, strung up     (informal)   tense, uptight     (informal)   wired     (slang)   worked up, worried  
screw up  
1    contort, contract, crumple, distort, knit, knot, pucker, wrinkle  
2      (informal)   bitch (up)     (slang)   bodge     (informal)   botch, bungle, cock up     (Brit. slang)   flub     (U.S. slang)   fuck up     (offensive taboo slang)   louse up     (slang)   make a hash of