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Meanings of Up-for:

phrase

Intended, suggested, or being considered for something

Usage examples:

Up for sale that house at the end of our road is up for sale again., are you really up for promotio…

Meanings of Up-for-it:

collocation

If a child is put up for adoption, the authorities look for someone to legally and permanently take the child and raise them

Usage examples:

The baby girls were put up for adoption and were placed with their maternal grandmother., the mothe…

Meanings of Up-front:

phrase

If you give someone an amount of money up front, you pay that person before they do something for you

Usage examples:

He wants all the money up front or he won't do the job., they charge £2,500 up front, and then the …

Meanings of Up-in-the:

idiom

Uncertain and with an unknown result

Usage examples:

The whole future of the project is still up in the air.

Meanings of Up-in-the-air:

idiom

Not yet determined

phrase

(of a plan or issue) still to be settled; unresolved.

Usage examples:

The fate of the power station is up in the air

Meanings of Up-on:

phrasal verb

To do something that you have not been able to do recently

Usage examples:

I have to catch up on my reading.

Meanings of Up-sticks:

idiom

To take all the things that you own and go and live in a different place

Usage examples:

This is the fourth time in five years that we've had to up sticks.

Meanings of Up-the-spout:

idiom

Wasted, spoiled, or not working correctly

Usage examples:

He said the decision meant that nearly £3m of shareholders' money was up the spout., peter lost his…

Meanings of Up-till:

idiom

Until

Usage examples:

Up to yesterday, we had no idea where the child was.

Meanings of Up-to-a-point:

idiom

Partly, or to a limited degree

Usage examples:

Of course there is some truth in all this, but only up to a point., the new traffic system worked u…

Up-to-date

ˌʌp.tə ˈdeɪt

Meanings of Up-to-date:

adjective

Having the most recent information, or using the newest methods or tools

Usage examples:

We go to a lot of trouble to keep our database up-to-date.

Meanings of Up-to-par:

idiom

Feeling or performing as good as usual, with nothing wrong

Usage examples:

Jenny had not been up to par physically and did not come close to winning a medal.

Meanings of Up-to-the-mark:

idiom

To be good enough

Usage examples:

Her latest batch of work just isn't up to the mark.

Up-to-the-minute

ˌʌp.tə.ðəˈmɪn.ɪt

Meanings of Up-to-the-minute:

adjective

Containing the very latest information or being the newest

Usage examples:

Up-to-the-minute news reports

Up-until

ˈʌp ˌtuː

Meanings of Up-until:

adverb

Less than or equal to, but not more than, a stated value, number, level, or time

Usage examples:

Research suggests that up to half of those who were prescribed the drug suffered side effects., you…

Upanishad

uːˈpanɪʃad

Meanings of Upanishad:

noun

Each of a series of hindu sacred treatises written in sanskrit c. 800–200 bc, expounding the vedas in predominantly mystical and monistic terms.

Meanings of Upanishadic:

noun

Each of a series of hindu sacred treatises written in sanskrit c.800–200 bc, expounding the vedas in predominantly mystical and monistic terms.

Usage examples:

I was seated next to a highly educated and enlightened christian priest who was an authority on hin…

Upases

ˈjuːpəs

Meanings of Upases:

noun

A tropical asian tree, the milky sap of which has been used as arrow poison and for ritual purposes.

Meanings of Upbeat:

noun

(in music) an unaccented beat preceding an accented beat.

Usage examples:

The song has three stanzas of six lines, carrying four stresses downbeats separated by upbeats.
adjective

Cheerful; optimistic.

Usage examples:

He was upbeat about the company's future

Upbeats

ˈʌpbiːt

Meanings of Upbeats:

noun

(in music) an unaccented beat preceding an accented beat.

Usage examples:

The song has three stanzas of six lines, carrying four stresses downbeats separated by upbeats.
adjective

Cheerful; optimistic.

Usage examples:

He was upbeat about the company's future

Upbraid

ʌpˈbreɪd

Meanings of Upbraid:

verb

Find fault with (someone); scold.

Usage examples:

He was upbraided for his slovenly appearance

Meanings of Upbraided:

verb

Find fault with (someone); scold.

Usage examples:

He was upbraided for his slovenly appearance

Meanings of Upbraiders:

verb

Find fault with (someone); scold.

Usage examples:

He was upbraided for his slovenly appearance

Upbraiding

ʌpˈbreɪd

Meanings of Upbraiding:

verb

Find fault with (someone); scold.

Usage examples:

He was upbraided for his slovenly appearance

Upbraids

ʌpˈbreɪd

Meanings of Upbraids:

verb

Find fault with (someone); scold.

Usage examples:

He was upbraided for his slovenly appearance

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