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up toadverb

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B1 used to say that something is less than or equal to but not more than a stated value, number, or level: Up to two hundred people were on board the ship. We can teach dancers up to intermediate level here.

up topreposition

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up to preposition (UNTIL)

B1 (also up until) until: Up to yesterday, we had no idea where the child was.

up to preposition (RESPONSIBILITY)

be up to sb B1 to be the responsibility of someone: It's up to the manager to make the final decision.

up to preposition (DOING)

be up to sth B1 informal to be doing something, often something bad or illegal, usually secretly: She's up to no good (= doing something bad or forbidden) - you can always tell because she stays in her room. He looks very suspicious hanging around by the bins - I'm sure he's up to something.
Translations of “up to”
in Chinese (Traditional) 接近於, 至多…
in Chinese (Simplified) 接近于, 至多…
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