up adverb (HIGHER)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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
- 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)
- 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）
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
up adverb (FINISHED)
up adverb (IMPROVE)
up adverb (END)
up adverb (DIRECTION)
up adverb (INTENDED)
up adverb (EAGER)
up adverb (TRIAL)
up adverb (ROAD)
up adverb (HAIR)
up preposition (HIGHER)
- 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
- 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
- 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)
up preposition (TO)
up adjective (RISING)
- 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)
- There was a brief powercut but by ten o'clock the computers were up again.
- Will the system be up again tomorrow morning?