› towards a higher value, number, or level: Share prices moved up slowly yesterday. Pushing the number of unit sales up every quarter can't be continued indefinitely.
› if a level or amount is up, it has increased: The cost of insurance is up quite a lot this year.up 5%, 20%, etc. on sth Last year the company's turnover was up 3% on the previous year.
› in a state of being together with other similar things: Add up the column of figures.
› to an end or state of being complete: Finish up this report before you leave tonight. I'd like to wind up the meeting by thanking you for coming.
up for sth › intended, suggested, or being considered for something: Jack is up for promotion this year. They put the building up for sale. › (also up for doing sth) willing and able to do or take part in an activity: After a long day of meetings, I wasn't really up for taking the clients out for dinner. He asked if anyone wanted to try, and I said I was up for it.
up to sth › as high as a particular level or number: The Competition Commission clamped down on lenders who charge borrowers in deprived areas interest rates of up to 900%. Owners who hire illegal workers face up to five years in prison. Women who have been with a firm for some time are told that their files have been reviewed and suddenly their work is not up to standard. › (also up until sth) until a particular point in time: Up to now, we've had all the resources we needed. I was treated as a trusted employee up until about six months ago. › able to do something: I had four hundred pages of reports to read, and I just didn't feel up to it.up to the job/task Do you think he's up to the job?