- 1 to be built New office buildings are going up everywhere.
- 2 when the curtain across the stage in a theatre goes up, it is raised or opened
- 3 to be destroyed by fire or an explosion The whole building went up in flames.
- 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…)