Definition of upright adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʌpraɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌpraɪt//
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in or into a vertical position She sat upright in bed. He managed to pull himself upright. Word OriginOld English upriht, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oprecht and German aufrecht (see up, right).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: upright