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      prep  
1    indicating movement from a lower to a higher position  
climbing up a mountain     
2    at a higher or further level or position in or on  
soot up the chimney, a shop up the road     
      adv  
3    often particle   to an upward, higher, or erect position, esp. indicating readiness for an activity  
looking up at the stars, up and doing something     
4    particle   indicating intensity or completion of an action  
he tore up the cheque, drink up now!     
5    to the place referred to or where the speaker is  
the man came up and asked the way     
6   
a    to a more important place  
up to London     
b    to a more northerly place  
up to Scotland     
c    (of a member of some British universities) to or at university  
d    in a particular part of the country  
up north     
7    appearing for trial  
up before the magistrate     
8    having gained  
ten pounds up on the deal     
9    higher in price  
coffee is up again     
10    raised (for discussion, etc.)  
the plan was up for consideration     
11    taught  
well up in physics     
12    functioning as imperative   get, stand, etc., up  
up with you!     
13    all up with  
Informal  
a    over; finished  
b    doomed to die  
14    up with   functioning as imperative   wanting the beginning or continuation of  
up with the monarchy!     
15    something's up  
Informal   something strange is happening  
16    up against  
a    touching  
b    having to cope with  
look what we're up against now     
17    up and running   in operation; functioning properly  
18    up for   as a candidate or applicant for  
he's up for re-election again     
19    up for it         
Informal   keen or willing to try something out or make a good effort  
it's a big challenge and I'm up for it     
20    up to  
a    devising or scheming; occupied with  
she's up to no good     
b    dependent or incumbent upon  
the decision is up to you     
c    equal to (a challenge, etc.) or capable of (doing, etc.)  
are you up to playing in the final?     
d    aware of  
up to a person's tricks     
e    as far as  
up to his waist in mud     
f    as many as  
up to two years waiting time     
g    comparable with  
not up to your normal standard     
21    up top  
Informal   in the head or mind  
22    up yours  
Slang   a vulgar expression of contempt or refusal  
23    what's up?  
Informal  
a    what is the matter?  
b    what is happening?  
      adj  
24    predicative   of a high or higher position  
25    predicative   out of bed; awake  
the children aren't up yet     
26    prenominal   of or relating to a train or trains to a more important place or one regarded as higher  
the up platform     
27    predicative   over or completed  
the examiner announced that their time was up     
28    predicative   beating one's opponent by a specified amount  
three goals up by half-time     
      vb   , ups, upping, upped  
29    tr   to increase or raise  
30    intr; foll by: and with a verb  
Informal   to do (something) suddenly, unexpectedly, etc.  
she upped and married someone else     
      n  
31    high point; good or pleasant period (esp. in the phrase ups and downs)  
32    Slang      another word (esp. U.S.) for       upper       9  
33    on the up and up  
a    trustworthy or honest  
b      (Brit)   on the upward trend or movement  
our firm's on the up and up     
     (Old English upp; related to Old Saxon, Old Norse up, Old High German uf, Gothic iup)  
The use of up before until is redundant and should be avoided: the talks will continue until (not up until) 23rd March  
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with it

  
  
fashionable, happening     (informal)   in     (informal)   latest     (informal)   modern, modish, progressive, stylish, swinging     (slang)   trendy     (Brit. informal)   up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, vogue  

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See also:

it, IT, IT, wing it

up for it exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
Exceptional invitation to a player to participate in a tourney without having to qualify for it.
[Sport]
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
declare that you're done with work or other activity, and that you want to go out or rest or go to bed
[Fig.];[Fam.]
exp.
make an attempt, endeavor, make an effort
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
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