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1From a lower to a higher point of (something):‘she climbed up a flight of steps’
- ‘Calleri is one of several Argentines moving steadily up the rankings.’
- ‘She pushed her glasses further up the bridge of her nose.’
- ‘We picked our way up one side of the ridge, and I found a spot where we could spend the long night ahead.’
- ‘She shrieked with laughter as they raced up the stairs.’
- ‘I don't know where we were, but I wanted to climb up a really steep hill - which seemed to take ages.’
- ‘He was assigned to work as an Inspecteur des Finances at the French Finance Ministry in 1971 and rose up the hierarchy.’
- 1.1 To a higher part of (a river or stream), away from the sea:‘a cruise up the Rhine’
- ‘In 1866 the U.S.S. General Sherman sailed up the Taedong River to Pyongyang.’
- ‘We think it is a realistic proposition to bring a crossing between Kent and Southend, and eventually up the Thames to London.’
- ‘Last summer I made a trip up the Amazon basin in Peru.’
2Along or further along (a street or road):‘he lived up the road’‘walking up the street’
- ‘He's done one job for Redwood City, and one for Emeryville that's just a few blocks up Park Avenue from his office.’
- ‘He was returning from visiting his mother further up Silchester Road when the evacuation began and was unable to get back to his home.’
- ‘I lived just up the street from them.’
3informal At or to (a place):‘we're going up the Palais’
- ‘Then we went up the pub and stayed there until midnight.’
- ‘Fancy going up the shops?’
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