As far as or approaching a certain point. For example, The water was nearly up to the windowsill, or They allowed us up to two hours to finish the test, or This seed should yield up to 300 bushels per acre. [c. a.d. 950]
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How to use up to in a sentence
But it draws on lessons learned from the last 40 years, and of course includes up-to-date technology.To Infinity and Beyond! NASA’s Orion Mission Blasts Off | Matthew R. Francis | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Certainly I can imagine ways of giving this jungle hero some up-to-date progressive attitudes.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World? | Ted Gioia | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Waze is a GPS-like smartphone app that provides drivers with up-to-the-minute, real-time updates on road conditions.
We really wanted The Knick to feel up-to-the-minute, if possible.The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh | Andrew Romano | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Coltrane, then, is none of what you would expect a child-star-all-grown-up-to-be.‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane: An Astonishing Debut 12 Years in the Making | Kevin Fallon | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He does well to be proud of his men and of the way they played up to-day when he called upon them to press back the enemy.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
If a kite would give motive power to a man skating, why not use a more up-to-date air-power scheme on the ice?The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Despite its antiquity, it is thoroughly up-to-date and was one of the most comfortable inns that we found anywhere.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
They knew absolutely nothing of the diamond hitch, which every up-to-date packer uses, and Phil would tolerate no other.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
And that gives you a chance to take the boat up to-day if you hurry, and bring Mr. Warren back with you.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith