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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     
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     
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  
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?  
a    what is the matter?  
b    what is happening?  
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     
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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1    constant, continuous, incessant, in succession, on the trot     (informal)   perpetual, together, unbroken, unceasing, uninterrupted  
2    flowing, moving, streaming  
3    administration, charge, conduct, control, coordination, direction, leadership, management, organization, regulation, superintendency, supervision  
4    functioning, maintenance, operation, performance, working  
5    competition, contention, contest  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

up and running exp.
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent

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