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(Greek: up, upward; back, backward, against; again, anew; used as a prefix)
(Latin: burere, "to burn up"; from urere, with an inserted or faulty separation of b in amburere, "to burn around"; which stands for amb-urere, "to burn around", but it was misdivided into am-burere and because of this misdivision, the new verb burere was formed with the past participle bustum; so, it really came from urere, "to burn, to singe")
(Latin: to be in motion; to go, to go away, to yield, to give up, to withdraw)
(Latin: a storeroom, a chamber, a closet; by extension, of or pertaining to a cell, a microscopic protoplasmic mass made up of a nucleus enclosed in a semipermeable membrane)
(Modern Latin: named for the mythical king Tantalus [who in the Greek myths was tortured by being placed in water up to his chin, which he was never able to drink, whence the word “tantalize”]; because of the element’s insolubility or “to illustrate the tantalizing work he had until he succeeded in isolating this element”; metal)
(Latin: slope, slanting up or down)
(Greek: to hang, hang up; hung, hung up; suspend, suspended, suspender)
(Latin: a heap, heap up; gather together, bunch together, cram, amass, compile; pile up)
(Latin: to bubble, to bubble up; to boil)
(Latin: a taking, to take, to take up, to buy, to select; to use, to spend, to consume)
(Greek: vomit; barf; puke; regurgitate, "throw up")
(Greek: insect, bug; literally, "cut up, cut in pieces"; an insect because it appears to be segmented)
(Greek > Latin: burn, shine, to kindle; light up; the heavens; the upper air, the sky)
(Mark Plotkin, an ethnobotanist takes up the cause of rain forest conservation)
(Greek > Latin > French: bind by oath; calling up or driving out of [evil] spirits)
(Latin: to plug up or to cram, to stuff; by extension, practical joke, sham; fiasco)
(Latin: to dig, digging; dug out, dug up from beneath the surface; ditch, trench)
(Latin: from -icalis, a suffix that forms adjectives from nouns; of or having to do with; having the nature of; constituting or being; containing or made up of; made by or caused by; like, characteristic of; art or system of thought; chemical terms)
(Latin: a bug; literally, "cut into," from insectum, with a notched or divided body; literally, "that which is cut up, segmented" [as the bodies of the first invertebrates to which the term was applied or appeared to be])
(Latin: to anger; to excite, to stimulate, to stir up, to provoke)
(signs given in the arenas of Rome and now in our modern times)
(Latin: light up, shine)
(Greek: upraised, high up; in the air; anything raised from the ground, high, lofty; hovering in the air; hence, "heavenly body, atmospheric phenomenon")
(Latin: threaten, thretening; to jut out, project out, tower up)
(Latin: to rise, arising, to be born, source, original; the rising sun, east; to ascend, to spring up, to become visible, to appear)
(Greek: fence, wall off, stop up; obstruction)
(Latin: to gather, to pillage, to plunder, to rob, to steal, to snatch, to heap up (as stones) and to carry off)
(logical fallacy; misrelations between the follow-up and the follow-through or nonsense of non sequence)
(patient study of the misjudgments and misstatements of others; digging and finding whatever turns up)
(Latin: rendere from reddere, "to give back, to restore; to give up; to translate")
(Greek: skleros tough, toughen; hard, hardening; dry up)
(Latin: to give up for safe keeping; a depository, a trustee; to restrict)
(Greek > Latin: dried up, withered, mummy; the bony and some of the cartilaginous framework of the body of animals; including humans)
(Latin: to build, to build up; to pile; to construct; to place together, to arrange)
(using plants; such as, algae to clean up waste water)
(Latin: to lift up, to raise; to carry)
Word Entries containing the term: “up
add up
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ascend up
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Beauty Parlor: a place where women curl up and dye.
botch up (verb), botches up; botched up; botching up
1. To ruin through clumsiness, either mentally or physically.
2. To make or to perform clumsily; to bungle.
3. To blunder, to stumble, or to flounder.
4. Putting one's foot in one's mouth.
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climb up
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conceal evidence; cover-up
An attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal or to hide evidence of wrong-doing, some error, incompetence, or any other embarrassing information.
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connect up together
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rise up
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start-up, start-ups; upstart, upstarts
start-up (START uhp") (verb)
The act or process of setting into operation or motion: "They were looking to start-up a new business and were looking for start-up money."
start-ups (START uhps") (noun)
1. Businesses or undertakings that have recently started operation: "Their businesses grew from very small start-ups to multimillion-dollar corporations."
2. Primarily in the U.S., newly successful people, businesses, etc.: "A few years ago, several guys had successful start-ups with their internet companies."
upstart (UP start") (noun)
Someone who has gained sudden wealth, power or influence; but who has either not gained social acceptance or has become arrogant or presumptuous: "She is a young upstart from a local university who thinks she knows more than the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of our company."
upstarts (UP starts") (noun)
People of humble origins who attain sudden wealth, power, or importance; especially, those who are made immodest or presumptuous by the changes: "Simply because these upstarts got rich very quickly with their new computer site doesn't necessarily mean that they will continue to rake in the money for very long."

The political upstart used a special grant from the government as start-up money for a new business. There were rumors about the uncouth upstarts whose start-ups were making huge fortunes.

We never really grow up; we only learn how to behave in public.
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Word Entries at Get Words: “up
A two-letter word that apparently has more meanings than any other two-letter word in English: This two-letter word of up is listed in many dictionaries as an (adverb), an (adjective), a (verb), or a (preposition).

It's easy to understand up, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake up?

At a meeting, why does a topic come up?

Why do we speak up and why are the politicianss up for election and why is it up to the secretary to write up a report?

We call up our friends.

We use it to brighten up a room, polish up the silver; we warm up the leftovers and clean up the kitchen.

We lock up the house and some guys fix up the old car.

At other times the little word has other special meanings.

People stir up trouble, line up for tickets, work up an appetite, and think up excuses.

To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed up is special.

A drain must be opened up because it is stopped up.

We open up a store in the morning but we close it up at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed up about up!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of up, look the word up in a dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes up almost 1/4th of the page and can add up to about thirty definitions.

If you are up to it, you might try building up a list of the many ways up is used.

It will take up a lot of your time, but if you don't give up, you may wind up with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding up.

When the sun comes out we say it is clearing up.

When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things up.

When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry up.

One could go on and on, but this will wrap it up; for now, the time is up . . . so, it is time to shut up!

—Contributed by a friend on June 26, 2013.
The original author is unknown.
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(composed of varied things or made up of many different things or kinds of things that have no necessary connection with each other; from Latin miscellaneus, from miscellus, "mixed"; and derived from miscere, "to mix")
(phyla rhymes or major taxonomic groups, classifying of living organisms, into which animals are divided and made up of several classes in poetic format)
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “up
Come up with any three numbers in sequence; for example, 123, or 345, or 456, etc.
Reverse the numbers that you chose and subtract the smaller number from the larger number.

The result will always be 198. For example, 123 would become 321; subtract 123 from 321, and the answer is 198.

Try it and see for yourself.

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Give up the ghost (Mark 15:37)
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put up
1. To construct; "A building will be put up on this site."
2. To disassemble; "Put up your toys and get ready for bed."
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snap up (verb), snaps up; snapped up; snapping up
To buy or to acquire something quickly or eagerly: Many shoppers went to the stores to snap up bargains after the holidays.

The ad on the internet suggested that web site owners, "Go snap up a new web address for your business."

Hundreds of Shakespeare fans were snapping up costumes and accessories worn by stars of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Crowds of fans snapped up 10,000 items; including uniforms, shirts, shoes and hats at the company’s rehearsal rooms in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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tanked (U.S.) (adjective), tanked up (British)
Referring to getting very drunk: Joe got tanked at the party.

Andy was tanked up on strong cider and, as a result, he was looking for a fight in the London bar.

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trump up (verb phrase), trumps up; trumped up; trumping up
To create or to make up something false in order to cause problems for another person: The supervisor trumped up an unverifiable reason for firing Roxanne.
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trumped-up (adjective), more trumped-up, most trumped-up
That which is deliberately done or created to make an innocent person appear to be guilty of a crime: Sam was arrested on trumped-up charges that included trumped-up evidence.
Pertaining to evidence that is false or concocted; that is, made up.
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U.S. agency offers start-up fund to inventors aiming for the stars
start-up fund:

"The U.S. government agency that helped invent the Internet now wants to do the same for travel to the stars."

International Herald Tribune, August 18, 2011; page 1.
wind up
1. To bring to an ending; "Let's wind up this meeting now, please."
2. To start; "Wind up the clock now so it will start keeping time and start the alarm in the morning."
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