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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)
  • (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 old airport.
  • (UNIVERSITY)

UK old-fashioned If you go up to a college or university, especially Oxford University or Cambridge University, you begin studying there, or continue studying 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 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   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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