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up

adverb, preposition
 
/ʌp/
A2 towards or in a higher place
para cima, acima
He ran up the stairs. She looked up and smiled at me.
A1 to or towards a position that is vertical or as straight as possible
em pé, em posição vertical
He stood up. She sat up.
to a greater degree, amount, volume, etc.
mais, mais alto
Can you turn up the heat?
used to say that someone completes an action or uses all of something
totalmente, no total
I used up all my money. Eat up the rest of your dinner.
up the road, street, etc. A2 along or further along the street, road, etc.
mais adiante na estrada, rua, etc.
They live just up the road.
go, walk, etc. up to someone/something B1 to walk directly towards someone or something until you are next to them
aproximar-se de alguém/algo
He came straight up to me and introduced himself.
up to 10, 20, etc. B1 any amount under 10, 20, etc.
até 10, 20, etc.
We can invite up to 65 people.
up to/till/until B1 until a particular time
até
You can call me up till midnight.
be up to someone B1 If an action or decision is up to someone, they are responsible for doing or making it.
depender de alguém, ser decisão de alguém
I can’t decide for you. It’s up to you.
be up to something informal B1 to be doing or planning something bad
estar tramando algo
What are you two up to?
(Definition of up adverb, preposition from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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