- 1. adverb /ʌp,ap/a) Away from the center of the Earth or other planet; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity.
I looked up and saw the airplane overhead.b) Thoroughly, completely.
They are walking up the steps.2. preposition /ʌp,ap/a) Toward the top of.
The cat went up the tree.
Go up the street until you see the sign.3. adjective /ʌp,ap/a) Awake.
I can’t believe it’s 3 a.m. and you’re still up.b) Finished, to an end
Time is up!4. noun /ʌp,ap/a) The direction opposed to the pull of gravity.
Up is a good way to go.b) a positive thing.
I hate almost everything about my job. The only up is that its so close to home.5. verb /ʌp,ap/
If we up the volume, well be able to make out the details.b) To promote.
It wasn’t long before they upped him to Vice President.