preposition

  • 1From a lower to a higher point on (something); upward along.

    ‘she climbed up a flight of steps’
    • ‘We picked our way up one side of the ridge, and I found a spot where we could spend the long night ahead.’
    • ‘Calleri is one of several Argentines moving steadily up the rankings.’
    • ‘She pushed her glasses further up the bridge of her nose.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She shrieked with laughter as they raced up the stairs.’
    1. 1.1From one end to another of (a street or other area), not necessarily on an upward slope.
      ‘bicycling up Pleasant Avenue toward Maywood Avenue’
      ‘walking up the street’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He's done one job for Redwood City, and one for Emeryville that's just a few blocks up Park Avenue from his office.’
    2. 1.2To 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.’

Pronunciation:

up

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