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"go up" in British English

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go up

phrasal verb with go uk   /ɡəʊ/  us   /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
  • (RISE)

B1 to ​movehigher, ​rise, or ​increase: The ​averagecost of a new ​house has gone up by five ​percent to £276,500.

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  • (BE FIXED)

If a ​sign goes up, it is ​fixed into ​position: The new "No Parking" ​signs went up ​yesterday.
  • (BUILD)

If a ​building goes up, it is ​built: A new ​factory is going up at the ​site of the ​oldairport.
  • (UNIVERSITY)

UK old-fashioned If you go up to a ​college or ​university, ​especiallyOxford University or Cambridge University, you ​beginstudying there, or ​continuestudying after a ​holiday.
(Definition of go up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"go up" in American English

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go up

phrasal verb with go  us   /ɡoʊ/ verb (present tense goes, present participle going, past tense went  /went/ , past participle gone  /ɡɔn, ɡɑn/ )
to be ​destroyed in a ​fire or ​explosion: The ​wind was so ​strong, the ​house went up in ​flamesalmostimmediately.
(Definition of go up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"go up" in Business English

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go up

phrasal verb with go uk   us   /ɡəʊ/ verb (going, went, gone)
[I] to ​increase: Property ​taxes have gone up by ten ​percent.
(Definition of go up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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