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upping (See up)
1 being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up" [ant: down]
2 getting higher or more vigorous; "its an up market"; "an improving economy" [syn: improving]
3 extending or moving toward a higher place; "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish" [syn: up(a), upward(a)]
4 (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness; "he was up on his homework"; "had to be up for the game" [syn: up(p)]
5 open; "the windows are up"
6 (used of computers) operating properly; "how soon will the computers be up?" [syn: up(p)]
7 used up; "time is up" [syn: up(p)]
8 out of bed; "are they astir yet?"; "up by seven each morning" [syn: astir(p), up(p)] adv
1 spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile" [syn: upwards, upward, upwardly] [ant: down, down, down, down]
2 to a higher intensity; "he turned up the volume" [ant: down]
3 nearer to the speaker; "he walked up and grabbed my lapels"
4 to a more central or a more northerly place; "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation" [ant: down]
5 to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward" [syn: upwards, upward] v : raise; "up the ante" [also: upping, upped]

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  1. present participle of up
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