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upright

adjective uk   /ˈʌp.raɪt/ us  

upright adjective (STRAIGHT)

B2 straight up or vertical: Please return your seat to an upright position and fasten your belt. used to refer to something that is taller than it is wide: an upright freezer/vacuum cleaner
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upright adjective (MORAL)

approving honest, responsible, and moral: She behaved as any upright citizen would have under the circumstances.

upright

adverb uk   /ˈʌp.raɪt/ us  
B2 vertical and as straight as possible: to sit/stand upright The sound of breaking glass made her sit bolt upright (= sit with her back straight).

upright

noun [C] uk   /ˈʌp.raɪt/ us  
a vertical part of something that supports other parts: Firmly secure the two uprights to opposite walls in the alcove and then slot the shelves in between them. UK informal for goalpost ( also upright piano) a piano in which the strings are vertical
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Translations of “upright”
in Korean 꼿꼿한…
in Arabic مُنْتَصِب, عَمودي…
in French droit, vertical, honnête…
in Turkish dik, dikine…
in Italian diritto, eretto, in piedi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直的, 直立的, 挺直的…
in Russian прямо…
in Polish prosto, pionowo…
in Spanish derecho, vertical, honrado…
in Portuguese vertical, de pé…
in German aufrecht, rechtschaffen…
in Catalan dret, vertical…
in Japanese まっすぐな, 直立した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直的, 直立的, 挺直的…
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