Meaning of “go up” in the English Dictionary

"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 move higher, rise, or increase:

The average cost of a new house has gone up by five percent to £276,500.

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  • Train fares are going up again.
  • Her salary will go up by a hefty 10%.
  • The curtain went up on another performance.
  • The area has recently become very fashionable and house prices are going up.
  • A flag goes up to indicate that the runners are ready.

(BE FIXED)

If a sign goes up, it is fixed into position:

The new "No Parking" signs went up yesterday.

(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 flames almost immediately.

(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 /ɡəʊ/ us 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)