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up

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adj.
  1. being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
  2. getting higher or more vigorous; improving
  3. out of bed; astir
  4. extending or moving toward a higher place; upward
  5. (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness
  6. open
  7. (used of computers) operating properly
  8. used up

up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; upwards; upward; upwardly
  2. to a higher intensity
  3. nearer to the speaker
  4. to a more central or a more northerly place
  5. to a later time; upwards; upward

up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. raise

act up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way; carry on
  2. make itself felt as a recurring pain

add up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. develop into; come; amount
  2. determine the sum of; total; tot; tot up; sum; sum up; summate; tote up; add; add together; tally
  3. be reasonable or logical or comprehensible; make sense
  4. add up in number or quantity; total; number; come; amount

ante up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cancel or discharge a debt; pay up; pay

back up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. move backwards from a certain position; back off; back down
  2. give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; support
  3. establish as valid or genuine; back
  4. make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy
  5. become or cause to become obstructed; clog; choke off; clog up; congest; choke; foul
E.g.
  • He was called back up during the end of the season.
  • They would then get back up, and the group would leave.
  • These being monastic sites dating back up to 1500 years.

ball up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; botch up; muff; blow; flub; screw up; spoil; muck up; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollix up; bollocks; bollocks up; bobble; mishandle; louse up; foul up; mess up; fuck up

bang up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. damage or destroy as if by violence; smash up; smash
  2. make pregnant; impregnate; knock up; prang up

bear up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. endure cheerfully

beat up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; beat; work over
  2. gather; drum up; rally

beef up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make strong or stronger; strengthen; fortify

belt up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; close up; clam up; dummy up; shut up; button up; be quiet; keep mum

blaze up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. burn brightly; flare; flame up; burn up

block up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. render unsuitable for passage; barricade; block; blockade; stop; block off; bar

blow up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to burst with a violent release of energy; explode; detonate; set off
  2. make large; enlarge; magnify
  3. burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction; detonate; explode
  4. add details to; embroider; pad; lard; embellish; aggrandize; aggrandise; dramatize; dramatise
  5. get very angry and fly into a rage; flip one's lid; throw a fit; hit the roof; hit the ceiling; have kittens; have a fit; combust; blow one's stack; fly off the handle; flip one's wig; lose one's temper; blow a fuse; go ballistic
  6. exaggerate or make bigger; inflate; expand; amplify
  7. fill with gas or air; inflate
  8. to swell or cause to enlarge,; puff; puff up; puff out

blowing up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a severe rebuke; berating

board up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cover with wooden boards

bob up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. originate or come into being; arise; come up

bollix up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; botch up; muff; blow; flub; screw up; ball up; spoil; muck up; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollocks; bollocks up; bobble; mishandle; louse up; foul up; mess up; fuck up
v.
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; botch up; muff; blow; flub; screw up; ball up; spoil; muck up; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollix up; bollocks; bobble; mishandle; louse up; foul up; mess up; fuck up

bolster up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. support and strengthen; bolster

bomb up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. load an aircraft with bombs

bone up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. study intensively, as before an exam; cram; grind away; drum; swot; get up; mug up; swot up; bone

book up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. book all available places or tickets

boost up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. push upward

botch up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; muff; blow; flub; screw up; ball up; spoil; muck up; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollix up; bollocks; bollocks up; bobble; mishandle; louse up; foul up; mess up; fuck up

bottle up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior; inhibit; suppress

bound up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. closely or inseparably connected or associated with
  2. deeply devoted to; wrapped up

box up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. enclose or confine as if in a box; box in

brace up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make secure underneath; undergird

break up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. to cause to separate and go in different directions; disperse; dissipate; dispel; scatter
  2. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; separate; part; split up; split; break
  3. come apart
  4. break violently or noisily; smash; crash; break apart
  5. cause to go into a solution; dissolve; resolve
  6. make a break in; interrupt; disrupt; cut off
  7. close at the end of a session; adjourn; recess
  8. destroy the completeness of a set of related items; break
  9. break or cause to break into pieces; fragment; fragmentize; fragmentise
  10. cause to separate; disperse; scatter
  11. laugh unrestrainedly; crack up
  12. release ice; calve
  13. suffer a nervous breakdown; crack up; crack; crock up; collapse
  14. separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts; decompose; break down
  15. take apart into its constituent pieces; disassemble; dismantle; take apart; break apart
  16. come to an end; dissolve
  17. bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; dissolve
  18. attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; pick
  19. set or keep apart; sever
E.g.
  • Police were again called to break up the protest.
  • In the end, Aspen decides to break up with America.
  • So, Vincent suggests that they should just break up.

brick up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. wall up with brick; brick in; brick over

bridle up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. show anger or indignation; bristle at; bridle at; bristle up

bring up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; raise; conjure; conjure up; invoke; evoke; stir; call down; arouse; put forward; call forth
  2. bring up; rear; raise; nurture; parent
  3. promote from a lower position or rank
  4. cause to come to a sudden stop
  5. raise from a lower to a higher position; raise; lift; elevate; get up
  6. cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; boot; reboot
  7. make reference to; mention; advert; cite; name; refer
  8. put forward for consideration or discussion; raise
n.
  1. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; breeding; fostering; fosterage; nurture; raising; rearing; upbringing

brisk up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become brisk; brisk; brisken

bristle up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. show anger or indignation; bristle at; bridle at; bridle up

brush up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refresh one's memory; review; refresh
  2. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; polish; round; round off; polish up

bubble up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically; intumesce

buck up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gain courage; take heart

bucked up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. inspired with confidence; encouraged

build up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages
  2. form or accumulate steadily; work up; build; progress
  3. prepare oneself for a military confrontation; arm; fortify; gird
  4. bolster or strengthen; work up; build; ramp up
  5. change the use of and make available or usable; develop
E.g.
  • and started to build up their fanbase in Finland.
  • Around permanent ice began to build up on Antactica.
  • He also helped build up Sturmey Archer Gears.

bump up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. increase or raise

bunch up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gather or cause to gather into a cluster; bunch; bundle; cluster; clump
  2. form into a bunch; bunch together; bunch

bundle up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make into a bundle; bundle; roll up
  2. dress warmly

buoy up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become more cheerful; lighten; lighten up
  2. keep afloat; buoy
  3. make more cheerful; lighten; lighten up

burn up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. burn brightly; flare; flame up; blaze up
  2. burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire; burn down; go up
  3. use up (energy); burn off; burn

bust up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. smash or break forcefully; wreck; wrack

butter up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. flatter with the intention of getting something; brown-nose

button up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; close up; clam up; dummy up; shut up; belt up; be quiet; keep mum

buy up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take over ownership of; of corporations and companies; take over; buy out

call up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an order to report for military duty

call up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bring forward for consideration; bring forward
  2. get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; call; telephone; phone; ring
  3. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; remember; retrieve; recall; call back; recollect; think
  4. call to arms; of military personnel; mobilize; mobilise; rally

carve up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. separate into parts or portions; divide; split; split up; separate; dissever

catch up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. reach the point where one should be after a delay
  2. learn belatedly; find out about something after it happened
E.g.
  • They catch up to their targets in the Projects.
  • He would catch up to the couple in episode 6.
  • faster electrons catch up with slower ones.

catch up with

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. catch up with and possibly overtake; overtake; catch
  2. make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point; make up

caught up

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adj.
  1. having become involved involuntarily
E.g.
  • The trauma, the battling we all got caught up in.
  • Of late prawn farming has caught up with the place.
  • Arm troubles soon caught up with Perkowski, though.

chain up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. tie up with chains

chalk up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. accumulate as a debt; run up
  2. keep score, as in games; tally

charge up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; agitate; rouse; turn on; charge; commove; excite

chat up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; flirt; dally; butterfly; coquet; coquette; romance; philander; mash
  2. talk to someone with the aim of persuading him

check up on

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; check; look into; check out; suss out; check over; go over; check into

cheer up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; cheer; jolly along; jolly up
  2. become cheerful; cheer; chirk up

chew up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. censure severely or angrily; call on the carpet; take to task; rebuke; rag; trounce; reproof; lecture; reprimand; jaw; dress down; call down; scold; chide; berate; bawl out; remonstrate; chew out; have words; lambaste; lambast

chin up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar; chin

chirk up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become cheerful; cheer; cheer up

chock up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. crowd or pack to capacity; jam; jampack; ram; cram; wad

choke up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. obstruct; stuff; lug; block

choose up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form sides, as for a game

chop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cut into pieces; chop
v.
  1. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; drop out; give up; fall by the wayside; drop by the wayside; throw in; throw in the towel; quit

chum up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become friends; act friendly towards; pal; pal up

churn up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; disgust; revolt; nauseate; sicken

clam up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; close up; dummy up; shut up; belt up; button up; be quiet; keep mum

clap up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make hastily and carelessly; clap together; slap together

clean up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put (things or places) in order; tidy; tidy up; neaten; straighten; straighten out; square away
  2. make a big profit; often in a short period of time
  3. dispose of
  4. make oneself clean, presentable or neat
E.g.
  • Evrell first task was to clean up the knife range.
  • The two reconcile and clean up the Quick Stop.
  • The rest of the girls must clean up the house.

clear up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make clear and (more) comprehensible; clarify; elucidate
  2. free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; clear
  3. finish a task completely; get through; wrap up; finish off; mop up; polish off; finish up
  4. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; clear; shed light on; crystallize; crystallise; crystalize; crystalise; straighten out; sort out; enlighten; illuminate; elucidate
  5. become clear; clear; light up; brighten

climb up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. go upward with gradual or continuous progress; climb; mount; go up
  2. appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils; ascend
  3. rise in rank or status; rise; jump

clock up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. record a distance travelled; on planes and cars; log up

clog up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become or cause to become obstructed; clog; choke off; back up; congest; choke; foul

close up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. very close; at close range

close up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cease to operate or cause to cease operating; close; fold; shut down; close down
  2. unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; close
  3. refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; clam up; dummy up; shut up; belt up; button up; be quiet; keep mum
  4. block passage through; obstruct; obturate; impede; occlude; jam; block

cloud up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become covered with clouds; overcloud; cloud over
n.
  1. the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky; clouding

clutter up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. fill a space in a disorderly way; clutter

cobble up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put together hastily; cobble together

cock up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. raise; prick up; prick

come up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bring forth, usually something desirable
  2. result or issue; arise
  3. move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; come
  4. come to the surface; surface; rise up; rise
  5. originate or come into being; arise; bob up
  6. move upward; rise; lift; arise; move up; go up; uprise
  7. be mentioned
  8. start running, functioning, or operating; go on; come on
  9. get something or somebody for a specific purpose; line up; get hold; find
  10. gather or bring together; muster; rally; summon; muster up
  11. come up, of celestial bodies; rise; uprise; ascend
  12. gather (money or other resources) together over time; scrape; scrape up; scratch
E.g.
  • Rumors and things come up, it's just ridiculous.
  • You come up with a big prep school reputation.
  • Sakall) to come up to Maine and see the theater group.

come up to

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. speak to someone; address; accost

conjure up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; raise; conjure; invoke; evoke; stir; call down; arouse; bring up; put forward; call forth

cook up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prepare or cook by mixing ingredients; concoct
  2. make up something artificial or untrue; fabricate; manufacture; make up; invent

coop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. confine in or as if in a coop; coop in

cork up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. close a bottle with a cork; cork

cotton up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; cozy up; shine up; play up; sidle up; suck up

cough up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give reluctantly; pony up; spit up
  2. discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth; expectorate; cough out; spit up; spit out
n.
  1. the act of expelling (food or phlegm) by coughing

couple up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. link together; couple; couple on

cover up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hide from view or knowledge; cover
E.g.
  • Miriam is enraged that he used her in his cover up.
  • Snow, is honest and is not part of the cover up.
  • Toni sacrifices himself in order to cover up for her.

cozy up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; cotton up; shine up; play up; sidle up; suck up

crack up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. suffer a nervous breakdown; crack; crock up; break up; collapse
  2. laugh unrestrainedly; break up
  3. rhapsodize about

crank up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. start by cranking; crank
  2. rotate with a crank; crank

crap up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become obstructed or chocked up

creep up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. advance stealthily or unnoticed; sneak up

crock up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. suffer a nervous breakdown; crack up; crack; break up; collapse

crop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. appear suddenly or unexpectedly; pop up; pop

curl up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. shape one's body into a curl; curl; draw in

cut up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. cut into pieces

cut up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cut to pieces; carve
  2. destroy or injure severely; mutilate; mangle
  3. separate into isolated compartments or categories; compartmentalize; compartmentalise
  4. significantly cut up a manuscript; hack

dam up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; dam

deck up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; overdress; dress up; fig out; fig up; gussy up; fancy up; trick up; deck out; trick out; prink; attire; get up; rig out; tog up; tog out

dig up

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v.
  1. find by digging in the ground; excavate; turn up
  2. remove, harvest, or recover by digging; dig; dig out

digging up

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n.
  1. the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried; exhumation; disinterment

dish up

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v.
  1. provide (usually but not necessarily food); serve; serve up; dish out; dish

divided up

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adj.
  1. distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose; divided; shared; shared out

divvy up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give out as one's portion or share; share; portion out; apportion; deal

do up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. wrap for decorative purposes
  2. use special care in dressing, making-up, etc.; doll up; pretty up; glam up

doctor up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; sophisticate; doctor

doll up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. use special care in dressing, making-up, etc.; do up; pretty up; glam up

dolled up

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adj.
  1. dressed in fancy or formal clothing; dressed; dressed-up; dressed to the nines; dressed to kill; spruced up; spiffed up; togged up

dope up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give a narcotic to; dope

double up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; double over; double
  2. share a room or a bed designed for only one person
  3. stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager; parlay

drag up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. mention something unpleasant from the past; dredge up

draw up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers
  2. straighten oneself; pull up; straighten up
  3. cause (a vehicle) to stop; pull up
  4. make up plans or basic details for; frame; compose
  5. come to a halt after driving somewhere; pull up; haul up

dream up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. devise or invent; think up; think of; hatch; concoct

dredge up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. mention something unpleasant from the past; drag up

dress up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; overdress; fig out; fig up; deck up; gussy up; fancy up; trick up; deck out; trick out; prink; attire; get up; rig out; tog up; tog out
  2. make something appear superficially attractive; window-dress
  3. put a caparison on; caparison; bard; barde
  4. dress in a costume; costume
  5. dress in a certain manner; dress

drink up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. drink to the last drop; drain the cup

drive up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. approach while driving

drum up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gather; beat up; rally

dry up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. lose water or moisture; exsiccate; dehydrate; desiccate
  2. dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture; mummify

drying up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the process of extracting moisture; dehydration; desiccation; evaporation

dummy up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; close up; clam up; shut up; belt up; button up; be quiet; keep mum
  2. make a dummy of; dummy

earth up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. block with earth, as after a landslide; land up

ease up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become less intense; ease off; slacken off; flag
  2. move in order to make room for someone for something; move over; give way; give; yield
  3. reduce pressure or intensity; ease off; let up

eat up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; finish; polish off
  2. use up (resources or materials); consume; use up; eat; deplete; exhaust; run through; wipe out
  3. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; immerse; swallow; swallow up; bury

edge up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. push one's way into (a space); edge in

end up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finally be or do something; finish up; land up; fetch up; wind up; finish
E.g.
  • Then they both pass out and end up in hospital beds.
  • Sebbe and Sofie end up alone and drunk in a bedroom.
  • Penha, Cida and Rosario end up in jail for contempt.

even up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. adjust for; compensate; counterbalance; correct; make up; even out; even off
  2. even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing; square up; jog

face up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. deal with (something unpleasant) head on; confront; face

faggot up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; faggot; fagot

fancy up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; overdress; dress up; fig out; fig up; deck up; gussy up; trick up; deck out; trick out; prink; attire; get up; rig out; tog up; tog out

fatten up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make fat or plump; fatten; fat; flesh out; fill out; plump; plump out; fatten out

fed up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. having a strong distaste from surfeit; disgusted; sick; sick of; tired of

felt up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; felt; mat up; matt-up; matte up; matte; mat

fess up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error; make a clean breast of; own up

fetch up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finally be or do something; finish up; land up; end up; wind up; finish

fig up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; overdress; dress up; fig out; deck up; gussy up; fancy up; trick up; deck out; trick out; prink; attire; get up; rig out; tog up; tog out

fill up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make full, also in a metaphorical sense; fill; make full
  2. become full; fill
  3. fill or stop up; close
  4. eat until one is sated; fill

finish up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finally be or do something; land up; fetch up; end up; wind up; finish
  2. finish a task completely; get through; wrap up; finish off; mop up; polish off; clear up

fire up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. arouse or excite feelings and passions; inflame; stir up; wake; ignite; heat
  2. begin to smoke; light up; light

firm up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. arrange firmly

fix up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. find (something or someone) for
  2. make arrangements for; arrange

flame up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. burn brightly; flare; blaze up; burn up

flare up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. erupt or intensify suddenly; erupt; irrupt; flare; break open; burst out
  2. ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down

fluff up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make fuller by shaking; plump up; shake up

fog up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get foggy

fold up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bend or lay so that one part covers the other; fold; turn up
  2. become folded or folded up; fold

follow up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue; follow through; follow out; carry out; implement; put through; go through
  2. increase the effectiveness or success of by further action
E.g.
  • It is a follow up on the previous Spinner vehicle.
  • That night, the Germans launched a follow up effort.
  • A follow up programme was screened in December 2008.

follow up on

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. carry further or advance; pursue; act on

foot up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. add a column of numbers; foot

fork up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. to surrender someone or something to another; hand over; fork over; fork out; turn in; deliver; render

fort up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense; fort

foul up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; botch up; muff; blow; flub; screw up; ball up; spoil; muck up; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollix up; bollocks; bollocks up; bobble; mishandle; louse up; mess up; fuck up

frame up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. construct by fitting or uniting parts together; frame

freshen up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become or make oneself fresh again; freshen; refresh; refreshen
  2. make brighter and prettier; refurbish; renovate

fuck up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; botch up; muff; blow; flub; screw up; ball up; spoil; muck up; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollix up; bollocks; bollocks up; bobble; mishandle; louse up; foul up; mess up

furbish up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; repair; mend; fix; bushel; doctor; restore; touch on

gang up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. act as an organized group; gang

gas up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. fill with gasoline

gather up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take and lift upward; pick up; lift up
  2. gather or collect; collect; pick up; call for

gear up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; fix; prepare; set up; ready; set

get up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. rise to one's feet; arise; rise; uprise; stand up
  2. get up and out of bed; turn out; arise; uprise; rise
  3. raise from a lower to a higher position; raise; lift; elevate; bring up
  4. cause to rise
  5. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; overdress; dress up; fig out; fig up; deck up; gussy up; fancy up; trick up; deck out; trick out; prink; attire; rig out; tog up; tog out
  6. develop; work up
  7. study intensively, as before an exam; cram; grind away; drum; bone up; swot; mug up; swot up; bone
  8. arrange by systematic planning and united effort; organize; organise; prepare; devise; machinate

ginger up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make more interesting or lively; jazz up; juice up; pep up

give up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; forfeit; throw overboard; waive; forgo; forego
  2. give up with the intent of never claiming again; abandon
  3. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; drop out; fall by the wayside; drop by the wayside; throw in; throw in the towel; quit; chuck up the sponge
  4. put an end to a state or an activity; discontinue; stop; cease; quit; lay off
  5. part with a possession or right; release; relinquish; resign; free
  6. give up what is not strictly needed; spare; part with; dispense with
  7. stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; abandon
  8. give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; surrender
  9. relinquish possession or control over; surrender; cede; deliver
  10. leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; vacate; resign; renounce
  11. allow the other (baseball) team to score; allow
  12. stop consuming; kick
E.g.
  • But Agassiz refused to give up hope for the mines.
  • Bill Ford Jr. refused to give up his chairmanship.
  • Someday they will make it if they don’t give up."

giving up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a verbal act of admitting defeat; yielding; surrender
  2. the act of forsaking; forsaking
E.g.
  • He lasted only three innings giving up four runs.
  • He pitched 11 innings, giving up 17 hits and 12 runs.
  • St. Louis scored 133 runs while giving up 85.

glam up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. use special care in dressing, making-up, etc.; doll up; do up; pretty up

go up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. move upward; rise; lift; arise; move up; come up; uprise
  2. increase in value or to a higher point; rise; climb
  3. move towards; approach; near; come on; draw near; draw close; come near
  4. go upward with gradual or continuous progress; climb; climb up; mount
  5. be erected, built, or constructed
  6. burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire; burn down; burn up
  7. travel up,; ascend
E.g.
  • You would go up to him and say "We have no water".
  • That threshold would go up to 50% by the year 2030.
  • By the 1890s, Maling had decided to go up market.

gobble up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. eat a large amount of food quickly; garbage down; shovel in; bolt down

grow up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become an adult
E.g.
  • It can grow up to 1.5 metres tall in a bushy form.
  • The plants grow up to about high and in diameter.
  • If anyone can get Pell to grow up, it is the major.

grub up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. dig up; grub out

gum up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. stick together as if with gum

gussy up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; overdress; dress up; fig out; fig up; deck up; fancy up; trick up; deck out; trick out; prink; attire; get up; rig out; tog up; tog out

ham it up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. exaggerate one's acting; overact; ham; overplay

hang up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
  2. cause to be hanging or suspended; hang
  3. interrupt a telephone conversation

hard up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not having enough money to pay for necessities; impecunious; in straitened circumstances; penniless; penurious; pinched

haul up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. come to a halt after driving somewhere; draw up; pull up

head up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; head

heap up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. arrange into piles or stacks; pile up; stack up

heat up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gain heat or get hot; heat; hot up
  2. make hot or hotter; heat
  3. make more intense; hot up; screw up

heated up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated'); heated; het; het up

heave up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. lift or elevate; heave; heft; heft up

heft up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. lift or elevate; heave; heave up; heft

het up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated'); heated; heated up; het
  2. worked up emotionally by anger or excitement

high up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. at a great altitude; high

higher up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in or to a place that is higher; above; in a higher place; to a higher place

hike up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pull up; hitch up
  2. increase; hike; boost

hit it up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become drunk or drink excessively; souse; soak; inebriate

hitch up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pull up; hike up

hive up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. save up as for future use; hoard; stash; cache; lay away; squirrel away

hold up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; hold; support; sustain
  2. cause to be slowed down or delayed; delay; detain
  3. hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
  4. rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat; stick up
  5. continue to live through hardship or adversity; survive; last; live; live on; go; endure; hold out
  6. resist or confront with resistance; defy; withstand; hold
  7. resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; stand up; hold water

hole up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sleep during winter; hibernate
  2. remain secluded or in hiding
  3. score a hole in one

hook up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. connect or link

hook up with

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take in marriage; marry; get married; wed; conjoin; get hitched with; espouse

hop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make more powerful; soup up; hot up

hot up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gain heat or get hot; heat; heat up
  2. make more intense; heat up; screw up
  3. make more powerful; soup up; hop up

hush up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to be quiet or not talk; hush; quieten; silence; still; shut up
  2. cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; whitewash; gloss over; sleek over

hype up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get excited or stimulated; psych up

ice up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become covered with a layer of ice; of a surface such as a window; frost over; ice over

jack up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. lift with a special device; jack

jazz up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make more interesting or lively; juice up; pep up; ginger up

jolly up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; cheer; cheer up; jolly along

juice up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make more interesting or lively; jazz up; pep up; ginger up
n.
  1. jumping in one spot (as in excitement)

keep up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. maintain a required pace or level
  2. lengthen or extend in duration or space; prolong; sustain
  3. keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; conserve; preserve; maintain
  4. keep informed; keep abreast; follow
  5. prevent from going to bed at night
E.g.
  • The dish was served cold and could keep up to a month.
  • To keep up the pretense, all the crew remained below deck.
  • To keep up her father's prestige she performs the marriage.

kept up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. kept in good condition; maintained; well-kept

kick up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand

kick up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to rise by kicking
  2. evoke or provoke to appear or occur; provoke; evoke; call forth

kink up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. curl tightly; crimp; crape; frizzle; frizz; kink

kit up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. supply with a set of articles or tools; kit out; kit

knock up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make pregnant; impregnate; bang up; prang up

lace up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. draw through eyes or holes; lace

laid up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. ill and usually confined
E.g.
  • "Spartan" was laid up and then broken up in 1822.
  • The ship is currently laid up and in reserve status.
  • In 1812, HMS "Topaze" was laid up at Portsmouth.

land up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finally be or do something; finish up; fetch up; end up; wind up; finish
  2. block with earth, as after a landslide; earth up

lap up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take up with the tongue; lap; lick

lay up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. disable or confine, as with an illness

lead up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for; initiate

let up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become less in amount or intensity; abate; slack off; slack; die away
  2. reduce pressure or intensity; ease up; ease off

lift up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; elate; uplift; pick up; intoxicate
  2. take and lift upward; pick up; gather up

light up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make lighter or brighter; light; illume; illumine; illuminate
  2. start to burn with a bright flame
  3. become clear; clear up; clear; brighten
  4. ignite
  5. begin to smoke; fire up; light

lighten up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make lighter or brighter; brighten; lighten
  2. make more cheerful; lighten; buoy up
  3. become more cheerful; lighten; buoy up
  4. become lighter; lighten

limber up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. attach the limber; limber
  2. make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity; warm up; loosen up

line up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form a line
  2. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; align; aline; adjust
  3. get something or somebody for a specific purpose; get hold; come up; find
  4. form a queue, form a line, stand in line; queue up; queue
  5. arrange in ranks; dress
  6. take one's position before a kick-off
E.g.
  • The original line up formed sometime around 2006.
  • They may also line up to tip popular performers.
  • All the detected edge points would line up as edges.

link up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a logical or causal connection; associate; tie in; relate; link; colligate; connect
  2. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; connect; link; tie
  3. be or become joined or united or linked; connect; link; join; unite

live it up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. enjoy oneself

live up to

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. meet the requirements or expectations of; satisfy; fulfill; fulfil

liven up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make lively; enliven; liven; invigorate; animate

load up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. fill or place a load on; load; lade; laden

lock up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; lock in; lock away; lock; put away; shut up; shut away
  2. secure by locking

log up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. record a distance travelled; on planes and cars; clock up

look up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. seek information from; consult; refer

look up to

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. feel admiration for; admire

loosen up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to become unblocked; unstuff
  2. make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity; limber up; warm up
  3. become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; relax; unbend; unwind; decompress; slow down
  4. cause to feel relaxed; relax; unstrain; unlax; unwind; make relaxed
  5. become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner; relax

louse up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; botch up; muff; blow; flub; screw up; ball up; spoil; muck up; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollix up; bollocks; bollocks up; bobble; mishandle; foul up; mess up; fuck up

make up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form or compose; constitute; represent; comprise; be
  2. devise or compose
  3. do or give something to somebody in return; pay; pay off; compensate
  4. make up something artificial or untrue; fabricate; manufacture; cook up; invent
  5. put in order or neaten; make
  6. make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point; catch up with
  7. adjust for; compensate; counterbalance; correct; even out; even off; even up
  8. apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
  9. come to terms; reconcile; patch up; conciliate; settle
E.g.
  • The Chippewa alone make up 0.8% of the population.
  • He would make up songs and sing them all day long.
  • Together they make up 13,735 acres of surface area.

make up one 's mind

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. reach, make, or come to a decision about something; decide; determine

mark up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. increase the price of

mat up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; felt; felt up; matt-up; matte up; matte; mat

matte up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; felt; felt up; mat up; matt-up; matte; mat

measure up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prove capable or fit; meet requirements; qualify

meet up with

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. meet with by appointment

mess up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; botch up; muff; blow; flub; screw up; ball up; spoil; muck up; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollix up; bollocks; bollocks up; bobble; mishandle; louse up; foul up; fuck up
  2. make a mess of or create disorder in; mess
  3. disturb the smoothness of; ruffle; ruffle up; rumple

mix up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. assemble without order or sense; jumble; confuse
  2. cause to be perplexed or confounded; stump

mock up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. construct a model of; model

mop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a concluding action; completion; culmination; closing; windup

mop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop; wipe up; mop
  2. finish a task completely; get through; wrap up; finish off; polish off; clear up; finish up
  3. defeat thoroughly; worst; pip; whip; rack up

mount up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get up on the back of; hop on; mount; get on; jump on; climb on; bestride

move up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. move to a better position in life or to a better job; "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great; ascend; rise
  2. move upward; rise; lift; arise; go up; come up; uprise
E.g.
  • Promoted clubs tend to move up to London 3 Essex.
  • Torbert ordered the rest of his division to move up.
  • He vacated the title to move up to lightweight.

muck up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; botch up; muff; blow; flub; screw up; ball up; spoil; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollix up; bollocks; bollocks up; bobble; mishandle; louse up; foul up; mess up; fuck up
  2. soil with mud, muck, or mire; mire; muck; mud

muddy up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. dirty with mud; muddy

mug up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. study intensively, as before an exam; cram; grind away; drum; bone up; swot; get up; swot up; bone

muster up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gather or bring together; muster; rally; summon; come up

offer up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. present as an act of worship; offer

open up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to open or to become open; open
  2. make available; open
  3. become available; open
  4. open up an area or prepare a way; pioneer
  5. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; open
  6. become open; open
  7. talk freely and without inhibition
E.g.
  • The claim is made that super grids open up markets.
  • Therefore, let him open up the flesh and remove them.
  • He's the kind where you open up and do all the talking.

own up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error; make a clean breast of; fess up

pal up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become friends; act friendly towards; pal; chum up

pass up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refuse to accept; refuse; reject; turn down; decline
  2. fail to acknowledge

patch up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. mend by putting a patch on; patch
  2. come to terms; reconcile; make up; conciliate; settle

pay up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cancel or discharge a debt; ante up; pay

pen up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. confine in a fold, like sheep; fold

pep up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; cheer; root on; inspire; urge; barrack; urge on; exhort
  2. make more interesting or lively; jazz up; juice up; ginger up

perk up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gain or regain energy; perk; percolate; pick up; gain vigor
  2. cause to be alert and energetic; stimulate; arouse; brace; energize; energise

perked up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. made or become more cheerful or lively

pick up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take and lift upward; lift up; gather up
  2. take up by hand
  3. give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
  4. gather or collect; collect; gather up; call for
  5. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; learn; hear; get word; get wind; find out; get a line; discover; see
  6. take into custody; collar; nail; apprehend; arrest; nab; cop
  7. get in addition, as an increase
  8. buy casually or spontaneously
  9. register (perceptual input); receive
  10. lift out or reflect from a background
  11. fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; elate; lift up; uplift; intoxicate
  12. meet someone for sexual purposes
  13. improve significantly; go from bad to good; turn around
  14. perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; catch
  15. eat by pecking at, like a bird; peck
  16. gain or regain energy; perk up; perk; percolate; gain vigor
E.g.
  • Trucks began arriving to pick up scores of bodies.
  • UPN declined to pick up the series after the pilot.
  • This allows individuals to pick up chemical cues.
v.
  1. be dared to do something and attempt it; take a dare

pile up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. collect or gather; accumulate; cumulate; conglomerate; gather; amass
  2. arrange into piles or stacks; heap up; stack up
  3. get or gather together; roll up; collect; accumulate; amass; compile; hoard

pin up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. attach with or as if with a pin; pin down

pipe up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. begin to play or sing
  2. utter a shrill cry; shriek; shrill; pipe

play up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; foreground; highlight; spotlight
  2. ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; cozy up; cotton up; shine up; sidle up; suck up

plump up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make fuller by shaking; fluff up; shake up

point up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. emphasize, especially by identification

polish up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; polish; round; round off; brush up

pony up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give reluctantly; cough up; spit up

pop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. appear suddenly or unexpectedly; crop up; pop

pound up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. shut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits; pound

prang up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make pregnant; impregnate; knock up; bang up

pretty up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. use special care in dressing, making-up, etc.; doll up; do up; glam up

prick up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. raise; prick; cock up

prim up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. dress primly; prim; prim out

prop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. support by placing against something solid or rigid; prop; shore up; shore

propping up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of propping up with shores; shoring; shoring up

psych up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get excited or stimulated; hype up

puff up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. to swell or cause to enlarge,; puff; blow up; puff out
  2. make larger or distend
  3. praise extravagantly; puff
  4. become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; swell

pull up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. come to a halt after driving somewhere; draw up; haul up
  2. straighten oneself; draw up; straighten up
  3. cause (a vehicle) to stop; draw up
  4. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; extract; pull out; pull; take out; draw out

pull up short

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. stop abruptly
v.
  1. remove oneself from an association with or participation in; leave; depart

pumped up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline; pumped-up; pumped; wired

push up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. push upward
  2. push upward; thrust

put up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. place so as to be noticed; post
  2. mount or put up; provide; offer
  3. construct, build, or erect; raise; erect; rear; set up
  4. put up with something or somebody unpleasant; digest; endure; stick out; stomach; bear; stand; tolerate; support; brook; abide; suffer
  5. preserve in a can or tin; can; tin
  6. make available for sale at an auction
  7. provide housing for; house; domiciliate
  8. propose as a candidate for some honor; nominate; put forward
  9. provide; contribute
E.g.
  • Temporary walls were put up until the next phase.
  • Macquarie Film Corporation would put up the rest.
  • The titles were put up for sale to other publishers.

queue up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form a queue, form a line, stand in line; line up; queue

rachet up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. move by degrees in one direction only; ratchet; ratchet down

rack up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gain points in a game; score; hit; tally
  2. place in a rack
  3. supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)
  4. defeat thoroughly; worst; pip; mop up; whip

raise up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. change the arrangement or position of; agitate; vex; disturb; commove; shake up; stir up

rake up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bring to light

ramp up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bolster or strengthen; build up; work up; build

rev up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. speed up; step up
  2. increase the number of rotations per minute; rev

rig up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. erect or construct, especially as a temporary measure

ring up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. to perform and record a sale on a cash register

rip up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. tear into shreds; shred; tear up

rise up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. come to the surface; surface; come up; rise
  2. stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; rear
  3. take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance; rebel; arise; rise

roll up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form into a cylinder by rolling; furl
  2. make into a bundle; bundle; bundle up
  3. show certain properties when being rolled; roll
  4. get or gather together; collect; accumulate; pile up; amass; compile; hoard
  5. arrive in a vehicle:
  6. close (a car window) by causing it to move up, as with a handle
  7. form a cylinder by rolling; wrap up

rope up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. attach to one another, for safety

rough up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. treat violently

round up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. seek out and bring together

rout up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get or find by searching; rout out

rub up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a review that refreshes your memory

ruck up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become wrinkled or drawn together; pucker; ruck

ruffle up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. disturb the smoothness of; ruffle; rumple; mess up

run up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pile up (debts or scores)
  2. raise; hoist
  3. fasten by sewing; do needlework; sew; sew together; stitch
  4. accumulate as a debt; chalk up
  5. make by sewing together quickly

sack up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make as a net profit; net; sack; clear

save up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. accumulate money for future use; save; lay aside

scale up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. increase proportionally

scoop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take out or up with or as if with a scoop; scoop; scoop out; lift out; take up

scrape up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gather (money or other resources) together over time; scrape; scratch; come up

scratch up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cut the surface of; wear away the surface of; scratch; scrape

screw up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make more intense; heat up; hot up
  2. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; botch; bodge; bumble; fumble; botch up; muff; blow; flub; ball up; spoil; muck up; bungle; fluff; bollix; bollix up; bollocks; bollocks up; bobble; mishandle; louse up; foul up; mess up; fuck up
  3. screw or turn higher
  4. twist into a strained configuration

scrub up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. wash thoroughly; scrub

scrunch up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sit on one's heels; squat; crouch; scrunch; hunker; hunker down
  2. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; wrinkle; ruckle; crease; crinkle; scrunch; crisp

sell up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get rid of all one's merchandise; sell out; liquidize

serve up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. provide (usually but not necessarily food); serve; dish out; dish up; dish

set up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. set up or found; establish; found; launch
  2. create by putting components or members together; assemble; piece; put together; tack; tack together
  3. construct, build, or erect; raise; erect; rear; put up
  4. get ready for a particular purpose or event; lay out; set
  5. put into a proper or systematic order; arrange
  6. begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.
  7. produce; effect; effectuate
  8. take or catch as if in a snare or trap; ensnare; entrap; frame
  9. set up for use; install; instal; put in
  10. place; install; instal; establish
  11. arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; arrange; put; order
  12. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; fix; prepare; ready; gear up; set
  13. erect and fasten; pitch
  14. arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; rig
  15. equip with sails or masts; rig; set
E.g.
  • They then set up an employment registry for women.
  • Temporary shelters were also set up near Acapulco.
  • In its place, she set up the micro-finance system.

sex up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give erotic character to or make more interesting; eroticize

shack up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple; cohabit; live together

shake up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. shock physically; jar; bump around
  2. change the arrangement or position of; agitate; vex; disturb; commove; stir up; raise up
  3. make fuller by shaking; fluff up; plump up
  4. organize anew; reorganize; reorganise
  5. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; stimulate; shake; excite; stir
  6. shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body); succuss

shape up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. develop in a positive way; progress; come on; come along; advance; get on; get along

shine up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; cozy up; cotton up; play up; sidle up; suck up

shoot up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. rise dramatically

shore up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. support by placing against something solid or rigid; prop up; prop; shore

shoring up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of propping up with shores; shoring; propping up

show up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. appear or become visible; make a showing; come on; come out; turn up; surface
  2. be or become visible or noticeable; show
E.g.
  • You show up with the blues I play, you lighten up.
  • The police show up and arrest her because of this.
  • They show up in the sources from ancient Kashmir.

shrivel up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. wither, as with a loss of moisture; shrivel; shrink; wither

shut up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. closely confined; pent

shut up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; close up; clam up; dummy up; belt up; button up; be quiet; keep mum
  2. cause to be quiet or not talk; hush; quieten; silence; still; hush up
  3. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; lock in; lock away; lock; put away; shut away; lock up

sidle up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; cozy up; cotton up; shine up; play up; suck up

sign up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. engage by written agreement; sign; contract; sign on
  2. join a club, an activity, etc. with the intention to join or participate,

silt up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become chocked with silt; silt

sit up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. not go to bed; stay up
  2. change to an upright sitting position

size up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail; take stock; scrutinize; scrutinise

slack up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make less active or fast; slack; slacken; relax

slice up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cut into slices; slice

slick up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make neat, smart, or trim; spruce up; spruce; titivate; tittivate; smarten up; spiff up
  2. dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; spruce up; spruce; smarten up

slicked up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. having been made especially tidy

slip up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make an error; stumble; trip up

slow up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become slow or slower; slow; slow down; slack; slacken
  2. lose velocity; move more slowly; decelerate; slow; slow down; retard
  3. cause to proceed more slowly; slow; slow down

smarten up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make neat, smart, or trim; spruce up; spruce; titivate; tittivate; slick up; spiff up
  2. dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; spruce up; spruce; slick up

smash up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. damage or destroy as if by violence; bang up; smash

smell up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell; stink up; stink out

snap up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get hold of or seize quickly and easily; snaffle; grab

snarl up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make more complicated or confused through entanglements; snarl; embrangle

snatch up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. to grasp hastily or eagerly; snatch; snap

sneak up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. advance stealthily or unnoticed; creep up

soak up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take in, also metaphorically; absorb; suck; imbibe; sop up; suck up; draw; take in; take up
  2. devote (oneself) fully to; steep; immerse; engulf; plunge; engross; absorb

soaking up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid; absorption

soar up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. rise rapidly; soar; soar upwards; surge; zoom

sober up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; sober
  2. become more realistic; sober

sop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take in, also metaphorically; absorb; suck; imbibe; soak up; suck up; draw; take in; take up
  2. take up as if with a sponge; take in; suck in; take up

soup up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make more powerful; hop up; hot up

speak up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation; opine; speak out; animadvert; sound off
  2. speak louder; raise one's voice

spear up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. thrust up like a spear; spear

speed up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. move faster; accelerate; speed; quicken
  2. cause to move faster; accelerate; speed
E.g.
  • The key was for the F-4 to keep its speed up.
  • And this will speed up the transfer to renewable energy."
  • STP and BPDUs help speed up convergence.

spice up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. add herbs or spices to; zest; spice
  2. make more interesting or flavorful; spice

spiff up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make neat, smart, or trim; spruce up; spruce; titivate; tittivate; smarten up; slick up

spiffed up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. dressed in fancy or formal clothing; dressed; dressed-up; dressed to the nines; dressed to kill; dolled up; spruced up; togged up

spirit up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. infuse with spirit; spirit; inspirit

spit up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give reluctantly; cough up; pony up
  2. discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth; expectorate; cough up; cough out; spit out

split up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity; split; stock split
E.g.
  • After Fila Fresh Crew split up in 1988, The D.O.C.
  • Perroncito named the split up pieces "dictyosomes".
  • The band subsequently split up some two years later.

split up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become separated into pieces or fragments; break; separate; fall apart; come apart
  2. separate into parts or portions; divide; split; separate; dissever; carve up
  3. get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage; divorce
  4. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; separate; part; split; break; break up
E.g.
  • After Fila Fresh Crew split up in 1988, The D.O.C.
  • Perroncito named the split up pieces "dictyosomes".
  • The band subsequently split up some two years later.

sponge up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. absorb as if with a sponge

spring up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. come into existence; take on form or shape; originate; arise; rise; develop; uprise; grow

spruce up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make neat, smart, or trim; spruce; titivate; tittivate; smarten up; slick up; spiff up
  2. dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; spruce; slick up; smarten up

spruced up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. dressed in fancy or formal clothing; dressed; dressed-up; dressed to the nines; dressed to kill; dolled up; spiffed up; togged up

square up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make square; square
  2. settle conclusively; come to terms; settle; square off; determine
  3. even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing; jog; even up

stack up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. arrange into piles or stacks; pile up; heap up

stand up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. rise to one's feet; arise; rise; uprise; get up
  2. refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
  3. be standing; be upright; stand
  4. put into an upright position; stand; place upright
  5. defend against attack or criticism; stick up
  6. rise up as in fear; bristle; uprise
  7. resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; hold up; hold water
E.g.
  • I will stand up against President Obama's agenda."
  • He did his stand up comedy in the Malay language.
  • Green started performing stand up comedy in 2003.

start up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get going or set in motion; start
  2. get off the ground; start; embark on; commence

stay up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. not go to bed; sit up

step up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. increase in extent or intensity; escalate; intensify
  2. speed up; rev up
  3. make oneself visible; take action; come to the fore; step forward; come forward; step to the fore; come out

stick up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat; hold up
  2. defend against attack or criticism; stand up

stink up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell; smell up; stink out

stir up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. try to stir up public opinion; agitate; foment
  2. change the arrangement or position of; agitate; vex; disturb; commove; shake up; raise up
  3. arouse or excite feelings and passions; inflame; wake; ignite; heat; fire up
  4. provoke or stir up; incite; instigate; set off

stirred up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. emotionally aroused; stimulated; stirred; aroused

stock up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use; stock; buy in

stop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; plug; secure

stopped up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. (of a nose) blocked; stopped; stopped-up
v.
  1. straighten oneself; draw up; pull up

strike up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. start playing; sound off
  2. begin

string up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. kill by hanging; hang
  2. add as if on a string; string

suck up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take in, also metaphorically; absorb; suck; imbibe; soak up; sop up; draw; take in; take up
  2. ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; cozy up; cotton up; shine up; play up; sidle up
  3. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; fawn; toady; truckle; bootlick; kowtow; kotow

sum up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give a summary (of); summarize; summarise; resume
  2. be a summary of; summarize; summarise; sum
  3. determine the sum of; total; tot; tot up; sum; summate; tote up; add; add together; tally; add up

summing up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court); summation; rundown

sunny-side up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. (eggs) fried on only one side

swallow up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; immerse; swallow; bury; eat up

sweep up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; embroil; tangle; sweep; drag; drag in
  2. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; espouse; embrace; adopt

swell up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. expand abnormally; swell; intumesce; tumefy; tumesce

swoop up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. seize or catch with a swooping motion; swoop

swot up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. study intensively, as before an exam; cram; grind away; drum; bone up; swot; get up; mug up; bone

take up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pursue or resume
  2. adopt; latch on; fasten on; hook on; seize on
  3. turn one's interest to
  4. take up time or space
  5. begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; start
  6. take up and practice as one's own; adopt; borrow; take over
  7. occupy or take on; assume; take; strike
  8. take out or up with or as if with a scoop; scoop; scoop out; lift out; scoop up
  9. take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption; sorb
  10. take in, also metaphorically; absorb; suck; imbibe; soak up; sop up; suck up; draw; take in
  11. return to a previous location or condition; resume
  12. accept; take in
  13. take up as if with a sponge; take in; sop up; suck in
E.g.
  • Thomas left Britain to take up a post in Calcutta.
  • He also encouraged others to take up the inquiry.
  • DDOT expected the work would take up to four years.

take up arms

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. commence hostilities; go to war; take arms

taken up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; haunted; obsessed; preoccupied
E.g.
  • This option also has not been taken up by Navarre.
  • This option was never taken up by the UK government.
  • However this was not taken up by later cartographers.

tart up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. decorate in a cheap and flashy way
  2. dress up in a cheap and provocative way

team up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form a team; team
E.g.
  • In "Risk", two or more players may team up against others.
  • Cullen finds Elam and they team up.
  • Three women team up with the common goal of marrying millionaires.

tear up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. tear into shreds; shred; rip up

tee up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. place on a tee; tee
  2. make detailed arrangements or preparations

tense up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become tense, nervous, or uneasy; tense
  2. cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; tense; strain

think up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. devise or invent; think of; dream up; hatch; concoct

throw up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; vomit; vomit up; purge; cast; sick; cat; be sick; disgorge; regorge; retch; puke; barf; spew; spue; chuck; upchuck; honk; regurgitate

tidy up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put (things or places) in order; tidy; clean up; neaten; straighten; straighten out; square away

tie up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. secure with or as if with ropes; tie down; bind; truss
  2. secure in or as if in a berth or dock; moor; berth
  3. invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
  4. restrain from moving or operating normally
  5. finish the last row; bind off

tied up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. kept occupied or engaged
E.g.
  • He had them handcuffed and tied up with a rope.
  • This tied up the main force of Roman infantry.
  • Jane and Dr. James Porter are tied up and left to die.

tier up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a worker who ties something; tier

tighten up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. restrict; stiffen; tighten; constrain

tog up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; overdress; dress up; fig out; fig up; deck up; gussy up; fancy up; trick up; deck out; trick out; prink; attire; get up; rig out; tog out

togged up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. dressed in fancy or formal clothing; dressed; dressed-up; dressed to the nines; dressed to kill; dolled up; spruced up; spiffed up

tone up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give a healthy elasticity to; tone; strengthen

tot up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. determine the sum of; total; tot; sum; sum up; summate; tote up; add; add together; tally; add up

tote up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. determine the sum of; total; tot; tot up; sum; sum up; summate; add; add together; tally; add up

touch up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance; retouch

trice up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. raise with a line; trice
  2. hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope; trice

trick up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; overdress; dress up; fig out; fig up; deck up; gussy up; fancy up; deck out; trick out; prink; attire; get up; rig out; tog up; tog out

trip up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. detect a blunder or misstep; catch
  2. make an error; stumble; slip up
  3. cause to stumble; trip

true up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make level, square, balanced, or concentric; true

trump up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. invent; concoct

tune up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. adjust for (better) functioning; tune
  2. adjust the pitches of (musical instruments); tune

turn up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. appear or become visible; make a showing; come on; come out; surface; show up
  2. bend or lay so that one part covers the other; fold; fold up
  3. discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining; locate
  4. find by digging in the ground; excavate; dig up
  5. be shown or be found to be; prove; turn out
v.
  1. apply great or increased pressure; turn up the pressure
v.
  1. apply great or increased pressure; turn up the heat

tying up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes; docking; moorage; dockage

up and down

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. moving backward and forward along a given course
  2. alternately upward and downward
E.g.
  • There are free shuttles up and down Skyline Blvd.
  • However, in 2015, Hartlett had an up and down season.
  • Nengren Temple is built along the up and down of mountains.

up here

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. in a specified area or place; over here

up in the air

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. very uncertain
  2. not yet determined

up on

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge; abreast; au courant; au fait

up quark

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a stable quark with an electric charge of +2/3 and a mass 607 times that of an electron

up the stairs

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. on a floor above; upstairs; on a higher floor

up to

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. busy or occupied with
  2. having the requisite qualities for; adequate to; capable; equal to

up to her neck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. deeply involved; neck-deep; up to my neck; up to your neck; up to his neck; up to our necks; up to their necks

up to his neck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. deeply involved; neck-deep; up to my neck; up to your neck; up to her neck; up to our necks; up to their necks

up to my neck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. deeply involved; neck-deep; up to your neck; up to her neck; up to his neck; up to our necks; up to their necks

up to now

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time; so far; thus far; hitherto; heretofore; as yet; yet; til now; until now
  2. prior to the present time; to date

up to our necks

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. deeply involved; neck-deep; up to my neck; up to your neck; up to her neck; up to his neck; up to their necks
adj.
  1. deeply involved; neck-deep; up to my neck; up to your neck; up to her neck; up to his neck; up to our necks

up to your neck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. deeply involved; neck-deep; up to my neck; up to her neck; up to his neck; up to our necks; up to their necks

use up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. use up (resources or materials); consume; eat up; eat; deplete; exhaust; run through; wipe out
  2. require (time or space); take; occupy

using up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of consuming something; consumption; expenditure

vamp up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make up; vamp
  2. piece (something old) with a new part; vamp

vomit up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; vomit; purge; cast; sick; cat; be sick; disgorge; regorge; retch; puke; barf; spew; spue; chuck; upchuck; honk; regurgitate; throw up

wake up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to become awake or conscious; awaken; wake; waken; rouse; arouse
  2. stop sleeping; awake; arouse; awaken; wake; come alive; waken

waking up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of waking; awakening; wakening

wall up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. enclose with a wall; wall in

warm up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. run until the normal working temperature is reached
  2. become more friendly or open
  3. make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity; limber up; loosen up
  4. get warm or warmer; warm
  5. cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles

wash up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. wash one's face and hands; lave
  2. wear out completely; exhaust; beat; tucker; tucker out
  3. carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)
  4. wash dishes; do the dishes
  5. be carried somewhere by water or as if by water

well up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); swell

whip up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prepare or cook quickly or hastily; whomp up

whomp up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prepare or cook quickly or hastily; whip up

whoop it up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities; revel; racket; make whoopie; make merry; make happy; jollify; wassail

wind up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finally be or do something; finish up; land up; fetch up; end up; finish
  2. stimulate sexually; arouse; sex; excite; turn on
  3. give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
  4. coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; wind

wipe up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop; mop up; mop

wise up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get wise to
  2. cause someone to become aware of something

work up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form or accumulate steadily; build up; build; progress
  2. develop; get up
  3. bolster or strengthen; build up; build; ramp up
  4. come up with; work out

worked up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion; aroused; emotional; excited

wound up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. brought to a state of great tension; aroused
E.g.
  • The Committee of 100 was wound up in October 1968.
  • The answer to the former one wound up being correct.
  • Currey wound up running 13 Truck races in 2018.

wrap up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. arrange or fold as a cover or protection; wrap
  2. clothe, as if for protection from the elements; cover
  3. finish a task completely; get through; finish off; mop up; polish off; clear up; finish up
  4. form a cylinder by rolling; roll up

wrapped up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. deeply devoted to; bound up

write up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a short account of the news; report; news report; story; account

write up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bring to public notice by writing, with praise or condemnation
  2. put into writing; write in complete form; write out

yield up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. surrender, as a result of pressure or force

zip up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. close with a zipper; zipper; zip

made up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • These are made up of one ascender and one tracker.
  • The train sets are made up of following carriages:
  • The stamps have typically been made up into coils.

grew up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Vera Vitali grew up in Stockholm in a film-family.
  • Van Dinther grew up in the Netherlands and Sweden.
  • Tjønveit grew up at Hesthagen in Grimstad, Norway.
E.g.
  • 36% of all households were made up of individuals.
  • 33% of all households were made up of individuals.
  • 22% of all households were made up of individuals.

picked up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The other is picked up by Taro's classmate, Miura.
  • On May 11, 2018, the network picked up the series.
  • It was eventually picked up and used by the press.

ended up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Some say Cabañas did not die but ended up in jail.
  • It ended up grossing $1,292,323 at the box office.
  • He ended up redshirting after suffering an injury.

took up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Chenevix-Trench took up his new post in September.
  • When hundreds were arrested, locals took up arms.
  • So when he died in 1704, she took up the regency.

called up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was also called up for a friendly against Peru.
  • On May 11, he was called up to the major leagues.
  • On May 11, 2012, Dunn was called up by the Marlins.

setting up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His forte was setting up cars for specific tracks.
  • He is working on setting up a music school in Ningbo
  • KINFRA is setting up an industrial park in Puzhakkal.

gave up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The would-be captors then gave up and sailed away.
  • The Owls scored 107 points and gave up 498 points.
  • She gave up teaching to focus on writing full-time.

came up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The record company came up with the idea, I think.
  • The 100th store came up at Kamala Mills in Mumbai.
  • Instead Bergman came up with "The In-Laws" (1979).

brought up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The couple brought up three sons and two daughters.
  • Smith brought up her son and daughter on her own.
  • She was brought up in the town of Widnes, Cheshire.

ends up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The kayaker then ends up sitting flat on the dock.
  • Gwen ends up unmasking which surprises her father.
  • During the fighting, Marco ends up by the windows.

teamed up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • From 2013, she teamed up with Marleen van Iersel.
  • Ruest teamed up with Andrew Wolfe in September 2015.
  • In 2016, he teamed up again with Jason Aaaron on Dr.

leading up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Flashbacks show the events leading up to the murder.
  • The week leading up to the game was marred by injury.
  • The story leading up to the murder is told.

built up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The hose is built up with rubber and steel layers.
  • He built up an insect collection and a herbarium.
  • Fox built up a private dental practice in London.

broken up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The event was broken up by police two hours later.
  • "Philippines" was broken up at New Jersey in 1924.
  • She was scuttled in May 1945 and broken up in 1947.

growing up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Lonergan also supported Richmond while growing up.
  • This species is an annual grass growing up to tall.
  • Scowen was born in 1987, growing up in Wokingham.

broke up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This led to a cat fight which Yuri Mosin broke up.
  • Matranga "broke up" Onelinedrawing in August 2004.
  • Empedocles "broke up the assembly of the Thousand.

moved up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Trail moved up the world rankings rapidly in 1997.
  • This time he moved up to number 3 before exiting.
  • Tony Kanaan quickly moved up to second position.

opened up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On June 7, 1882 a Post Office opened up in Stevens.
  • They opened up for us on their first American tour".
  • Lay then opened up a gambling house in Vernal, Utah.
E.g.
  • This was followed up by "Beauty" in January 2005.
  • It was followed up by "Copenhagen Nocturne" in 2011.
  • They followed up with the EP "Count the Days".

picking up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The park supplies bags for picking up animal waste.
  • Galway got a bye into the final without picking up a hurley.

taking up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, he resigned without taking up the post.
  • Bhima then, taking up a mace, rush towards Kritavarman.
  • Jumping down, he rush at him, taking up sword and shield.

up against

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • I will stand up against President Obama's agenda."
  • Three tigers are going up against eleven buffaloes.
  • She helps the residents rise up against these guards.

makes up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The brain makes up the largest portion of the CNS.
  • Seafood makes up a big part of their meat dishes.
  • In turn, she makes up more fake facts as a prank.

drawn up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A new general plan for Sätra was drawn up in 1962.
  • Plans drawn up for downtown's redevelopment by I.M.
  • A deed of surrender was drawn up on 19 September.

wakes up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • When she wakes up, she no longer sees Alex Morgan.
  • The next day, he wakes up and she is already gone.
  • She wakes up, and the two characters are reunited.

shows up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Drake shows up that evening, seeing he's too late.
  • The device shows up as a standard bluetooth device.
  • Broca's aphasia shows up in some people, as well.

making up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • album making up the middle third of the concert.
  • "People don't ask for facts in making up their minds.
  • census was 19,335,377 making up 74.1% of the total population.
E.g.
  • Three single authority mayors are up for election.
  • All 25 seats in the Assembly were up for election.

way up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Teare had worked his way up through the company.
  • agent orders the team to make their way up the building.
  • The two trek their way up the tower.

held up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Sometimes local running competitions are held up there.
  • The game was held up as he was taken off on a stretcher.
  • Respectable people are held up to ridicule.

up again

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 2016, he teamed up again with Jason Aaaron on Dr.
  • After the lesion has drained, it fills up again.
  • Calvin blames Carmel for this and they split up again.

picks up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Mason picks up the gun and demands the key back.
  • It then picks up SR 13 before passing west of Milan.
  • Basant calls after that and her father picks up.

went up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He went up to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1889.
  • FaZe went up to 10-3 and Astralis had a weak buy.
  • After Radley he went up to Keble College, Oxford.

grown up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Yaya, a Han girl was born and grown up in Xinjiang.
  • After that, this business has grown up to this day.
  • She came back with a more grown up and mature image.

showed up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Many evenings Allison showed up for work in a tuxedo.
  • Myles showed up, leading Jones with a knife at his throat.
  • However, Henry showed up with an army of thirty thousand men.

signed up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Thirty-six teams signed up for the Cup tournament.
  • In 2015 it signed up to the Right2Change agreement.
  • Thirteen teams signed up for the Cup tournament.

runner up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was a runner up for the Pulitzer Prize in 1950.
  • He was also the runner up at the BNP Paribas Open.
  • He finished runner up to Paul Morris by one point.
E.g.
  • She was sold for breaking up on 22 September 1921.
  • They released two studio albums before breaking up.
  • She was sold for breaking up on 23 November 1815.

given up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Charlotte has given up nursing to be a housewife.
  • Tea soon took over, and coffee growing was given up.
  • His homer was one of only 12 given up by Lee in 2008.

up for sale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The titles were put up for sale to other publishers.
  • The buildings were put up for sale on two occasions.
  • His family put the business up for sale in 1919.

coming up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Park is coming up in Mucherla near Hyderabad.
  • A Reliance SEZ is also coming up in the vicinity.
  • The two run but Hunter Scott is coming up fast.

opening up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • One day they find a workshop opening up next door.
  • 'A trigger-release mechanism; a way of opening up.
  • This was the first step in opening up the vast interior.
E.g.
  • Once married, they set up residence in Asunción.
  • In 1000 the bishop of Piacenza took up residence here.
  • In 1676, the couple took up residence in Ichtershausen.

up through

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Wire catchers were used up through the Vietnam War.
  • Teare had worked his way up through the company.
  • The DraCo can run AmigaOS 3.1 up through AmigaOS 3.9.

lined up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • 4 black spores, and 4 tan spores all lined up.
  • Alya once lined up to be the chairperson of "This Is Us!
  • It’s all lined up for us to do pretty good.

turned up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On March 5, two PAVN defectors turned up at the camp.
  • However, the treasure hunters turned up empty handed.
  • The brim can be turned up all the way around.

up around

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A legend grew up around the division of the island.
  • Also, long houses began showing up around this time.
  • Bowman grew up around film and television production.

stepped up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1990, he stepped up to British Formula Renault.
  • Deputy Editor, Simon Byron, stepped up to replace him.
  • However, after the scaffolding, the community stepped up.
E.g.
  • In January 2016, the city put the building up for sale.
  • He was also a lawyer, building up a practice in West Africa.
  • Since 2037, the some classes are running on the same building up to now.

takes up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It takes up to 21 days for the species' to pupate.
  • When a bridge is down, the ferry takes up the load.
  • The work takes up the entire B-side of the album.

summed up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Oliver Tambo summed up thus: "Close Ranks!
  • They are summed up in the tables below.
  • Maynard summed up the concept as "Welcome to the new normal".

ending up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The team improved their record in 1996, ending up at 77–67.
  • He chases Deckard through the building, ending up on the roof.
  • finally proposes to Brandi, ending up with the two sharing a kiss.

live up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Beavers live up to 24 years of age in the wild.
  • Molluscs such as the wood snail live up the snow line.
  • Elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild.

drew up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Zhang Zhizhong drew up a plan of burning the city.
  • Seth Raynor drew up re-design plans in 1921.
  • Paul M. G. Lévy drew up the exact design of the new flag.

up all

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The brim can be turned up all the way around.
  • So it winds up all feeling like empty words.
  • She became paralyzed again and doctors gave up all hope.

up to long

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They can accommodate a vessel up to long and wide.
  • These are up to long and wide, with a wavy margin.
  • They can vary in size up to long and in diameter.

backed up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This is backed up by studies in the Midwest.
  • The team is backed up by HYDRA and A.I.M.
  • 2333, a reason why the government backed up from this matter.

breaks up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • An upset Malia breaks up with Darren and leaves.
  • Valerie calls him a hypocrite and breaks up with him.
  • This breaks up environmental impact into five stages.

grows up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • "Gymnosporia buxifolia" grows up to 9 metres tall.
  • Thus Ramu grows up accepting crime as his career.
  • The burrowing anemone grows up to 8 cm in diameter.

up his own

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Soon after he set up his own instrumentation company.
  • He left and set up his own group called "Aiki no Michi".
  • Bianchi, instead, set up his own office directly in Cardiff.

comes up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Chuck often comes up with a title for a song first.
  • I can't wait to hear what Manson comes up with.
  • It is here, Hazlitt finds, where Irving comes up short.

up when

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Sometimes, the past shows up when we least expect it.
  • The petroleum engine will start up when battery power fails.
  • His mother and stepfather later broke up when Rivera was 12.

up during

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was called back up during the end of the season.
  • He said, “I grew up during the Cultural Revolution.
  • The teams finally met up during the 2013 season.

sets up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The connection sets up based on the user dialing.
  • Jill kisses Patrick before he leaves and sets up.
  • He temporarily sets up base in the Greek Embassy.

runners up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Bays were Championship runners up in 1993 and 1994.
  • The runners up were Ashley Spencer and Austin Miller.
  • with the runners up being Galway Celtic F.C.
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