English dictionary


up |ʌp| — raise

up-and-coming |ˌʌp ən ˈkʌmɪŋ| — working hard to promote an enterprise

up-and-down |ˈʌpənˈdɑʊn| — upward and downward, alternately

up-beat |ˈʌp biːt| — Alternative spelling of upbeat.

up-country |ˈkʌntriː| — to or in the interior of a country or region

up-front |ˈʌpˌfrənt| — Alternative spelling of upfront.

up-to-date |ˌʌp tə ˈdeɪt| — reflecting the latest information or changes

up-to-the-minute |ˌʌptəðəˈmɪnɪt| — up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date

upas |juːpəs| — (usually countable, botany) A tree Antiaris toxicaria of the breadfruit family, common in the forests of Java and the neighboring islands, with poisonous secretions.

upbear |əpˈber| — To bear up; raise aloft; support in an elevated situation; sustain.

upbeat |ˈʌpbiːt| — a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

upbore |ʌpbɔː| — simple past tense and past participle of upbear

upborne |ʌpbɔːn| — past participle of upbear

upbraid |ʌpˈbreɪd| — express criticism towards

upbraiding |ˌʌpˈbreɪdɪŋ| — a severe scolding

upbringing |ˈʌpbrɪŋɪŋ| — properties acquired during a person's formative years

upbuild |ˌəpˈbɪld| — To build up (literally).

upbuilding  — Present participle of upbuild.

upcast |ˈəpˌkast| — air passage consisting of a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine

upchuck |ˈʌptʃʌk| — eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

upcoming |ˈʌpkʌmɪŋ| — of the relatively near future

upcountry |ˌʌpˈkʌntrɪ| — of or coming from the middle of a region or country

update |ˌʌpˈdeɪt| — information or data that updates

updated |ˌʌpˈdeɪtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of update

updo |ˈʌpduː| — A woman's hairdo in which most hair is kept above the neck

upend |ʌpˈend| — become turned or set on end

upgrade |ˈʌpɡreɪd| — an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

upgraded |ˈʌpˌɡredəd| — Having had an upgrade; having been improved or enhanced.

upgrading |əpˈɡreɪdɪŋ| — Present participle of upgrade.

upgrowth |ˈʌpˌɡrəʊθ| — The process or result of growing up; progress; development.

upheaval |ʌpˈhiːvl| — a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

upheave |ʌpˈhiːv| — lift forcefully from beneath

upheld |əpˈheld| — Simple past tense and past participle of uphold.

uphill |ˌʌpˈhɪl| — the upward slope of a hill

uphold |ʌpˈhəʊld| — keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

upholder |ʌpˈhəʊldər| — someone who upholds or maintains

upholster |ʌpˈhəʊlstər| — provide furniture with padding, springs, webbing, and covers

upholstered |ˌʌpˈhəʊlstəd| — Covered in or characterized by upholstery.

upholsterer |ʌpˈhəʊlstərər| — a craftsman who upholsters furniture

upholstery |ʌpˈhəʊlstərɪ| — covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture

upkeep |ˈʌpkiːp| — activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

upland |ˈʌplənd| — elevated (e.g., mountainous) land

uplift |ˈʌplɪft| — (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

uplifting |ˌʌpˈlɪftɪŋ| — the rise of something

upload |ˌʌpˈləʊd| — transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location

upmost |ˈʌpməʊst| — at or nearest to the top

upon |əˈpɑːn| — Being above and in contact with another.

upper |ˈʌpər| — the higher of two berths

upper-class |ˈəpər klas| — occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society

upper-cut |ˈʌpəkʌt| — (boxing) Alternative spelling of uppercut.

upper-level  — at an elevated level in rank or importance

uppercut |ˈʌpərkʌt| — a swinging blow directed upward (especially at an opponent's chin)

uppermost |ˈʌpərməʊst| — in or into the most prominent position, as in the mind

uppers |ˈʌpərz| — plural form of upper

uppish |ˈʌpɪʃ| — (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant

uppity |ˈʌpətɪ| — presumptuously arrogant

upraise |əpˈreɪz| — cause to become alive again

upright |ˈʌpraɪt| — a vertical structural member as a post or stake

uprightly |ˈʌpraɪtlɪ| — in an honorable manner

uprightness |ˈʌpraɪtnəs| — the property of being upright in posture

uprise |ˈəpraɪz| — come into existence; take on form or shape

uprisen |ʌpˈrɪzn| — simple past tense and past participle of uprise

uprising |ˈʌpraɪzɪŋ| — organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another

upriver |ˌʌpˈrɪvər| — toward the source or against the current

uproar |ˈʌprɔːr| — a state of commotion and noise and confusion

uproarious |ʌpˈrɔːrɪəs| — uncontrollably noisy

uproot |ˌʌpˈruːt| — move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment

uprooted |əˈpruːtəd| — simple past tense and past participle of uproot

uprose |ʌpˈrəʊz| — Simple past tense and past participle of uprise.

upscale |ˌʌpˈskeɪl| — appropriate for people with good incomes

upset |ʌpˈset| — an unhappy and worried mental state

upsetting |ˌʌpˈsetɪŋ| — causing an emotional disturbance

upshot |ˈʌpˌʃɑːt| — a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

upside |ˈʌpsaɪd| — the highest or uppermost side of anything

upside-down |ˌʌpsaɪd ˈdaʊn| — being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed

upstage |ˌʌpˈsteɪdʒ| — the rear part of the stage

upstair |ˈʌpˈsteə| — on or of upper floors of a building

upstairs |ˌʌpˈsterz| — the part of a building above the ground floor

upstanding |ˌʌpˈstændɪŋ| — meriting respect or esteem

upstart |ˈʌpstɑːrt| — an arrogant or presumptuous person

upstate |ˌʌpˈsteɪt| — in or toward the northern parts of a state

upstream |ˌʌpˈstriːm| — in the direction against a stream's current

upstroke |ˈʌpˌstrəʊk| — a stroke normally made in an upward direction

upsurge |ˈʌpsɜːrdʒ| — a sudden forceful flow

upsweep |ˈʌpswiːp| — An upward sweep or curve.

upswing |ˈʌpswɪŋ| — an upward swing

uptake |ˈʌpteɪk| — the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

upthrow |ˈʌpθrəʊ| — (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

upthrust |ˈʌpθrʌst| — (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

uptight |ˌʌpˈtaɪt| — being in a tense state

uptown |ˌʌpˈtaʊn| — a residential part of town away from the central commercial district

uptrend |ˈʌptrend| — an upward trend, or an upturn

upturn |ˈʌptɜːrn| — an upward movement or trend as in business activity

upward |ˈʌpwərd| — spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

upwardly |ˈʌpwərdlɪ| — spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

upwards |ˈʌpwərdz| — spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

upwind |ˌʌpˈwɪnd| — away from the wind

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