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go up

phrasal verb with go uk   /ɡəʊ/  us   /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

(RISE)

B1 to move higher, rise, or increase: The average cost of a new house has gone up by five percent to £276,500.
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(EXPLODE)

C2 to suddenly explode: There's a gas leak and the whole building could go up at any moment.

(BE FIXED)

If a sign goes up, it is fixed into position: The new "No Parking" signs went up yesterday.

(BUILD)

If a building goes up, it is built: A new factory is going up on the old airport.

(UNIVERSITY)

UK old-fashioned If you go up to a college or university, especially Oxford University or Cambridge University, you begin studying there, or continue studying after a holiday.
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