go up

verb(intr, mainly adverb)
  1. (also preposition) to move or lead to or as if to a higher place or level; rise; increase: prices are always going up; the curtain goes up at eight o'clock; new buildings are going up all around us

  2. to be destroyed: the house went up in flames

  1. British to go or return (to college or university) at the beginning of a term or academic year

Words Nearby go up

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How to use go up in a sentence

  • We haven't even seen a review of the piece; the footlights go up with a jump, and now the curtain rises.

  • Let us go up to Juda, and rouse it up, and draw it away to us, and make the son of Tabeel king in the midst thereof.

  • “You'll go up them 'ere stairs, young 'oman; you'll not put a foot in the kitchen to-night,” he says more doggedly.

    Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • That hollow is a very likely place for one of them to run along, therefore the best shot among you had better go up there.

    Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
  • The engine for Plymouth will be put to break the ground as soon as I can find time to go up there.

Other Idioms and Phrases with go up

go up

Be put up, as in New buildings are going up all over town.

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