up-


a combining form of up: upland; upshot; upheaval.

Nearby words

  1. up to no good,
  2. up to one's ears,
  3. up to one's old tricks,
  4. up to par,
  5. up yours,
  6. up-anchor,
  7. up-and-comer,
  8. up-and-coming,
  9. up-and-down,
  10. up-and-over

Origin of up-

Middle English; Old English

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British Dictionary definitions for up-

up-

prefix

up, upper, or upwardsuproot; upmost; upthrust; upgrade; uplift
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Word Origin and History for up-

up-

prefix with various senses, from Old English up (see up (adv.)), corresponding to similar prefixes in other Germanic languages.

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