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adverb, adjective /ap/
to, or at, a higher or better position
arriba
Is the elevator going up? The office is up on the top floor She looked up at him The price of coffee is up again.
erect
derecho; de pie
Sit/Stand up He got up from his chair.
out of bed
despierto, levantado
What time do you get up? I’ll be up all night finishing this work.
to the place or person mentioned or understood
hasta
A taxi drove up and she got in He came up (to me) and shook my hand.
into the presence, or consideration, of a person, group of people up
a colación
He brought up the subject during the conversation.
to an increased degree eg of loudness, speed etc
más fuerte/rápido…
Please turn the radio up a little! Speak up! I can’t hear you
used to indicate completeness; throughly or finally
finalmente; completamente
You’ll end up in hospital if you don’t drive more carefully Help me wash up the dishes! I’ve used up the whole supply of paper He tore up the letter.
upward adjective going up or directed up
hacia arriba, ascendente
They took the upward path an upward glance.
upward(s) adverb (facing) towards a higher place or level
hacia arriba
He was lying on the floor face upwards The path led upwards.
up-and-coming adjective (of eg a person starting a career) progressing well
prometedor
an up-and-coming young doctor.
uphill adverb up a slope
cuesta arriba
We travelled uphill for several hours.
upstairs adverb on or to an upper floor
planta/piso superior; arriba
His room is upstairs She went upstairs to her bedroom.
upstream adverb towards the upper part or source of a stream, river etc
río arriba, a contracorriente
Salmon swim upstream to lay their eggs.
be up and about to be out of bed
estar en pie; repuesto
I’ve been up and about for hours Is she up and about again after her accident?
be up to to be busy or occupied with (an activity etc)
estar ocupado con algo, traerse algo entre manos
What is he up to now?
to be capable of
ser capaz
He isn’t quite up to the job.
to reach the standard of
estar a la altura (de)
This work isn’t up to your best.
to be the duty or privilege of
estar en las manos de alguien, ser cosa de alguien
It’s up to you to decide The final choice is up to him.
up to as far, or as much, as
hasta
He counted up to 100 Up to now, the work has been easy.
up to date adjective completed etc up to the present time
al día, actualizado
Is the catalogue up to date?
modern and in touch with the latest ideas
actual, moderno
This method is up to date.
(Definition of up from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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