- 1 [intransitive] up and… (informal or humorous) to suddenly move or do something unexpected He up and left without telling anyone.
- 2 [transitive] up something to increase the price or amount of something synonym raise The buyers upped their offer by $1,000. Idioms
NAmE//ʌp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they up
he / she / it ups
past simple upped
-ing form upping
to increase the level of something, especially demands or sums of money His ex-wife has upped the ante in her alimony suit against him.
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