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English definition of “go up”

go up

verb phrasal verb with go  /ɡoʊ/ (present tense goes, present participle going, past tense went  /went/, past participle gone  /ɡɔn, ɡɑn/) us  
to be destroyed in a fire or explosion: The wind was so strong, the house went up in flames almost immediately.
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