Definition of go up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


go up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Trends
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1  to be built New office buildings are going up everywhere.
  2. 2  when the curtain across the stage in a theatre goes up, it is raised or opened
  3. 3  to be destroyed by fire or an explosion The whole building went up in flames.
  4. 4  if the price of something, the temperature, etc. goes up, it becomes higher synonym rise The price of cigarettes is going up. Cigarettes are going up in price. opposite go down (5) See related entries: Trends
(British English, formal) to arrive at a university, especially Oxford or Cambridge, at the beginning of a term or in order to begin your studies She went up (to Oxford) in 2008. opposite go down (from…)

go up (to…) (from…)

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to go from one place to another, especially further north or to a city or large town from a smaller place When are you next going up to Scotland? We went up to London last weekend. opposite go down (to…) (from…)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: go up