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Idioms about up

Origin of up

before 900; Middle English up(pe) (adv.), Old English up(p) to a higher position, uppe in a higher position; cognate with Old Frisian up,Old Saxon up,Middle Dutch up, op,Old Norse upp; akin to Old High German ūf (>German auf), Gothic iup

Other definitions for up (2 of 4)

up-

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

Origin of up-

Middle English; Old English

Other definitions for up (3 of 4)

up.

abbreviation
underproof (alcohol).
upper.

Other definitions for up (4 of 4)

U.P.

abbreviation
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How to use up in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for up (1 of 3)

Word Origin for up

Old English upp; related to Old Saxon, Old Norse up, Old High German ūf, Gothic iup

usage for up

The use of up before until is redundant and should be avoided: the talks will continue until (not up until) 23rd March

British Dictionary definitions for up (2 of 3)

UP

abbreviation for
United Press
Uttar Pradesh

British Dictionary definitions for up (3 of 3)

up-

prefix
up, upper, or upwardsuproot; upmost; upthrust; upgrade; uplift
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Other Idioms and Phrases with up

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