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"up to" in British English

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up toadverb

uk   /ˈʌp ˌtuː/ us   /ˈʌp ˌtuː/

up topreposition

uk   /ˈʌp ˌtuː/ us   /ˈʌp ˌtuː/
(Definition of up to from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"up to" in American English

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up toadverb

us   /ˈʌp tu, /
less than or equal to, but not more than, a stated value, number, level, or time: Research suggests that up to half of those who were prescribed the drug suffered side effects. You have up to ten minutes.

up topreposition

us   /ˈʌp tu, /
  • up to preposition (RESPONSIBILITY)

being the responsibility of (someone): The decision is up to you. If it were up to me, I’d do it.
  • up to preposition (DOING)

doing (something that might be bad or illegal), often secretly: When it’s so quiet, I think the kids are up to something.
(Definition of up to from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “up to”
in Chinese (Simplified) 接近于, 至多…
in Chinese (Traditional) 接近於, 至多…
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