Translation of "up" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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upadverb

uk /ʌp/ us /ʌp/

up adverb (HIGHER)

A2 towards a higher position; towards a higher value, number, or level

向较高处;向上;(价值、数字或水平)加大;增高
Put those books up on the top shelf. 把那些书放到书架顶层。
A gravel road leads through the jungle and up into the Andes. 一条砾石铺成的路穿过丛林,向上进入安第斯山。
Pushing the number of unit sales up every quarter can't be continued indefinitely. 单位销售数字每个季度都增长的趋势不可能无限期持续下去。
The water was up to/had come up to the level of the windows. 水已经涨到窗户那么高了。

out of the ground

(从地下)往地面
He spent the afternoon digging carrots up. 他挖了一下午的胡萝卜。
up and down

B2 from a higher to a lower position repeatedly

起起伏伏,上上下下
My little girl started jumping up and down with rage when she heard she couldn't go. 我的小女儿在得知她不能去后非常生气,开始不停地跳上跳下。

More examples

  • A coil of thick blue smoke rose up from his pipe.
  • Transatlantic airfares are going up.
  • Although long-distance phone calls are going up, the charge for local calls will not alter.
  • Share prices moved up slowly yesterday.
  • She filled the jug up with cream.

up adverb (VERTICAL)

A1 in or into a vertical position

处于直立状态;垂直
Would you stand up for a minute? I want to see how tall you are. 你能站起来一会儿吗,我想看看你有多高。
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  • Putting up some new wallpaper has made all the difference to the place.
  • Hang the clothes up to dry.
  • His trousers were held up with a piece of elastic.
  • The children's work had been put up on the walls of the classroom.
  • I stuck the notice up on the board.

up adverb (TOP)

A2 in a high position; at the top

在高处;在上面;在顶端
Our boardroom is up on the 23rd floor. 我们的会议室在上面的23层。
You can tell which way up the crates have to be because they all say "TOP". 你可以看出板条箱该哪面朝上,因为每个箱子都写有“此面朝上”的字样。
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More examples

  • He tilted his chair backwards and put his feet up on his desk.
  • I need you to hold it steady while I'm up the ladder.
  • Dad is up on the roof clearing the guttering.
  • The sugar is up on that shelf behind you.
  • Luckily, my toast landed on the carpet with the buttered side up!

up adverb (NEAR)

B1 very near

非常靠近
Carrying a gun, he walked up to the cashier and demanded money. 他拿着枪,走到收银员跟前逼其把钱拿出来。
A limousine drew up (= parked) outside the hotel. 一辆大型豪华车开过来,停在饭店外面。

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  • A car drove up alongside (ours).
  • He went up to a complete stranger and started talking.
  • She strode purposefully up to the desk and demanded to speak to the manager.
  • A young girl came up to me and asked for money.
  • We crept up behind her and yelled "Boo!"

up adverb (INCREASE)

B2 to a greater degree; in order to increase

由弱到强;由低到高
The fire heats the room up (= makes it warmer) within minutes. 炉火使房间在几分钟内就暖和起来。
Grandma always turns the TV up really loud because she can't hear very well. 奶奶总是把电视音量调得很大,因为她听力不好。
Try not to get worked up (= increasingly excited or angry) - I'm sure we can resolve this. 尽量不要激动,我相信我们能解决这个问题。

B2 If a level or amount is up, it has increased.

(水平或数量)增加的,上升的
The cost of car insurance is up, but not very much. 车辆保险费用有所提高,但增幅不大。
Last year the company's turnover was $240 billion, up three percent on (= compared with) the previous year. 去年该公司的营业额是2400亿美元,比前年增加了3%。

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  • It was rainy this morning, but it brightened up after lunch.
  • I might just warm up the leftovers from yesterday's meal in the microwave.
  • Guide dogs open up the lives of the blind or visually impaired.
  • His time in the army certainly toughened him up.
  • My foot swelled up to three times the normal size when it was stung by a wasp.

up adverb (NOT IN BED)

B1 not in bed

起床(的)
It's time to get up now! 现在该起床啦!
I was up all night, finishing my essay. 噢,我一夜没睡写完了我的文章。
up and about/around

to be able to get out of bed and move around again after a period of illness, because your health has improved enough

(病后)可以下床活动

More examples

  • On a working day I tend to get up around seven o'clock.
  • I'm unused to getting up so early.
  • I was up until three o'clock trying to get it finished!
  • My sister was up most of the night with her baby who's teething.
  • We stayed up (late) to watch a film.

up adverb (EXIST)

into existence, view, or attention

出现;发生;看到;给予考虑
Originally the charity was set up to help orphans in urban areas. 成立慈善机构的初衷是要帮助城里的孤儿。
I'm sorry, but something unexpected has come up (= has happened) at the office, and I'll be home late. 对不起,亲爱的,办公室里出了点儿意外,我会晚点回家。
Coming up (= happening next) after the break, we have a man who claims he can communicate with fish. 休息之后,我们有请一位自称能与鱼交流的人上场。
Would this be a good time to bring up the issue of salary? 现在提薪水的问题合适吗?

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  • They're planning to set up their own business.
  • Could we set up a meeting for next week?
  • We were discussing who would be suitable for the job, and your name came up.
  • A job in the sales department has come up - would you be interested?
  • There are several things I'd like to bring up at the meeting tomorrow.

up adverb (EQUAL)

so as to be equal in quality, knowledge, or achievement

(在质量、知识或成就方面)相等,比得上
She couldn't go to school for a few weeks because of illness, but she'll be able to catch up (with her work) quickly. 她因病几周不能去上课,但她(的功课)很快就能赶上来。
So much scientific research is being performed that it's virtually impossible to keep up (with all the new developments). 有那么多的科学研究在进行,要跟上(所有的新进展)几乎是不可能的。

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  • I need a couple of days in the office to catch up with some paperwork.
  • We've received so many orders that we're finding it difficult to keep up with the demand.
  • I'm planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend.
  • Jack finds it difficult to keep up with the rest of the class.
  • My Italian friends speak so fast that I find it really difficult to keep up with what they're saying.

up adverb (TOGETHER)

in a state of being together with other similar things

一起;聚拢地
You have half an hour to gather up anything you'll need for the journey. 你有半个小时的时间来收拾旅途中所需的东西。
Add up the column of numbers in your head and then tell me what the total is. 在心里把这一列数字加起来,然后告诉我总数。

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  • if you put a little money aside each week, it's surprising how quickly it adds up.
  • if you add those four figures up, it comes to £400.
  • Collect up your things and follow me.
  • She gathered up the newspapers that were scattered around the floor.
  • I just need to gather up a few things and then we can go.

up adverb (TIGHTLY)

tightly or firmly in order to keep something safe or in position

紧紧地;牢固地
Tie up the top of the bag so the rubbish doesn't fall out. 把袋口扎好,以防垃圾外泄。
You'd better wrap up (= wear warm clothes) - it's cold outside. 你最好穿暖和些——外面很冷。
UK Can you do my shoelaces up for me? 你能帮我把鞋带系上吗?

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  • She wrapped the vase up carefully before packing it in the suitcase.
  • I found a bundle of letters tied up with a red ribbon at the back of her drawer.
  • Can you help me do up my dress?
  • Do your laces up or you'll trip over.
  • Wrap him up in a blanket and give him a hot drink.

up adverb (SMALLER)

broken or cut into smaller pieces; made smaller in area

分成小块;成碎片
He cut the letter up into a hundred pieces. 他把信剪得粉粹。
She folded the newspaper up and put it in her bag. 她把报纸叠起来放进包里。
The car blew up (= exploded) when flames reached its fuel tank. 当火焰触及油箱时,汽车爆炸了。

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  • She broke the bar of chocolate up and handed each child a piece.
  • I'll cut up a few pieces of fruit for the kids.
  • He folded up the sheets and put them in the washing basket.
  • We had to smash up the old fireplace to get it out.
  • She chopped up a small onion and added it to the pan.

up adverb (AGE)

to a greater age

长大
No one said that growing up would be easy or painless. 没有人认为成长很轻松、没有痛苦。
Many single parents struggle to bring their children up on a low income. 许多单身父母靠微薄的收入把孩子抚养大。

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  • Learning to take disappointments is all part of growing up.
  • She decided she'd rather bring her children up in the countryside.

up adverb (PROBLEM)

B1 [ after verb ] used when talking or asking about what is happening

(用于谈论或询问发生了什么事)
Everyone was talking in whispers, and I could tell something was up (= something unusual was happening). 大家都在窃窃私语,我可以断定一定发生了什么不同寻常的事。
What's up? (= What is happening or what is wrong?) 怎么回事?

up adverb (FINISHED)

[ after verb ] When a period of time is up, it is finished.

(一段时间)结束的,完结的
When the two hours were up nobody had answered all of the questions. 两个小时过去了,没有人回答完所有问题。
Your time is up - it's someone else's turn on the training equipment now. 你的时间到了——现在轮到别人使用训练设备了。

up adverb (IMPROVE)

into an improved position or state

向较好的位置(或状态)
By lap 26, Hamilton had moved up into second position. 到第26圈,塞纳已上升至第2位。
Stein had a bad start to the race, but by the ninth lap she was up with the leaders. 斯坦起跑不好,但到第9圈时,她赶上了领先者。
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up adverb (END)

B2 to an end, finish, or state of being complete

结束;彻底地,完全地
Finish up the old loaf of bread before you start a new one. 先把旧的那盒饼干吃完,再打开一盒新的。
Crime won't help - you'll end up in prison. 犯罪不能解决问题——最终会让你进监狱。
I'd like to round up the meeting by thanking all those who were able to attend at such short notice. 在本次会议结束之际,我要感谢所有在这么短的时间里收到通知就赶来出席会议的人。

up adverb (DIRECTION)

towards the north

向北方,北上;往更重要的地方(尤指城市)
On Tuesday she'll be travelling up to Atlanta from New Orleans. 周二她将从伯明翰北上前往纽卡斯尔。

up adverb (INTENDED)

up for sth

intended, suggested, or being considered for something

计划要;被建议;正被考虑
That house at the end of our road is up for sale again. 我们这条路尽头的那座房子又要出售了。
Are you really up for promotion? 你真的会被提升吗?

up adverb (EAGER)

up for (doing) sth informal

willing and able to do or take part in an activity

愿意做(或参与)
After a long day at work I wasn't really up for a party. 工作了一整天之后,我真的不愿意参加什么聚会了。
We're going swimming. Are you up for it? 我们要去游泳。你愿意去吗?
I'm up for organizing the meeting if nobody else wants to do it. 如果没人愿意,我愿意组织这次会议。

up adverb (TRIAL)

[ after verb ] UK on trial in a court

出庭受审的
If he doesn't pay the fine soon, he'll be up before the magistrate. 如果他不马上交上罚款,就将会被地方法庭传讯。
Smith is up for armed robbery. 马克斯被控持械抢劫而出庭受审。

up adverb (ROAD)

[ after verb ] UK When a road is up, it is being repaired and so is unsuitable for use.

(道路)正在维修的
The council has got the road up because of a broken sewer. 因为下水管道破裂,市政会正在整修道路。

up adverb (HAIR)

If someone's long hair is up, it is arranged on the top or back of the head.

(长发)向头上(或脑后)梳理的
You look nice with your hair up. 你头发向上梳看起来很可爱。

uppreposition

uk /ʌp/ us /ʌp/

up preposition (HIGHER)

A2 to or in a higher level or position

在(或向)较高水平(或位置)
We followed her up the stairs to a large meeting room. 我们跟随她上楼进入一个大会议室。

More examples

  • The lorry chugged up the hill.
  • With a knife clenched between his teeth, he climbed up the tree to cut some coconuts.
  • The spider crept up the wall.
  • He came charging up the stairs to tell me the good news.
  • The noise of the car startled the birds and the whole flock flew up into the air.

up preposition (TOP)

at the top of

在…上面;在…上部
You'll find a dusty attic up these stairs. 沿着这些楼梯向上,你就会看到一个布满灰尘的阁楼。
If you want Fred, he's up that ladder. 如果你找弗雷德,他就在那个梯子上。

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  • Her office is up those steps to your right.
  • They've got a different flag up the flagpole today.
  • We had to rescue our kitten from up the tree.
  • Who would build their house up a mountain? That's silly.
  • Is anyone still up the tower, or did you all come down together?

up preposition (ALONG)

A2 (further) along

(继续)沿着,顺着
The car shot off up the road at high speed. 车沿着公路飞驰。
They live just up the road. 他们就住在路边。
up and down

B2 along the surface of something first in one direction and then in the opposite direction, usually repeatedly

来回,往复
He was running up and down the street, shouting. 他沿着小路来回跑,大声呼喊。

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  • Jack, move up the bench a bit, then Tess can sit next to me.
  • We took turns to row the boat up the river.
  • The gravel crunched underfoot as we walked up the path.
  • There's a big traffic jam further up the motorway, so we'd better take a different route.
  • The plane set off up the runway, gradually gathering speed.

up preposition (ORIGIN)

towards the starting point of something, especially a river or stream

向起点;(尤指)向上游;向发源地
Rowing up (the) river against the current was very hard work. 划船逆流而上很费力气。
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up preposition (TO)

UK not standard to or at

到,去;在
Are you going up the club tonight? 今晚你去俱乐部吗?

upadjective

uk /ʌp/ us /ʌp/

up adjective (RISING)

moving up

向上的;往上移动的
an up escalator 向上的扶梯
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More examples

  • Total sales this month were up by $2 billion.
  • Net profits in September were marginally up on the figures for August.
  • Kathy wore her hair up with a pair of expensive looking earrings.
  • We need to go to the first floor, where's the up escalator?
  • an up stroke

up adjective (IN OPERATION)

[ after verb ] When a system, computer, or similar machine is up, it is operating, especially in its usual way.

(尤指以正常状态)在运转,在运行
Andy, do you know when the network will be up again? 安迪,你知道网络什么时候能恢复正常吗?
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More examples

  • There was a brief powercut but by ten o'clock the computers were up again.
  • Will the system be up again tomorrow morning?

up adjective (HAPPY)

informal feeling happy

快乐的; 高兴的
She's been really up since she started her new job. 自从开始新的工作之后,她一直很高兴。

Idiom(s)

upverb

uk /ʌp/ us /ʌp/ informal

up verb (INCREASE)

[ T ] -pp- to increase something such as a price

提高,增加,提升(价格)等
We won't be able to make a profit on the deal without upping the sale price. 这笔买卖的销售价格不提高,我们就无钱可赚。
It looks like tax rates are going to be upped again. 看来税率又要提高了。

up verb (GO AWAY)

up and ...

used with another verb to emphasize that someone left a place or did something in a sudden and possibly unexpected way

(与另一动词连用,强调突然或者出人意料地离开或做某事)
After dinner they just upped and left/went without saying goodbye. 吃完饭后他们就突然起身不辞而别。

up-prefix

uk /ʌp-/ us /ʌp-/

higher or improved

更高;改善
uphill 向山上
uplift 提高

(Translation of “up” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)