- 1 (of a person) not lying down, and with the back straight rather than bent an upright posture Gradually raise your body into an upright position.
- 2 placed in a vertical position Keep the bottle upright. an upright freezer (= one that is taller than it is wide) an upright piano (= one with vertical strings) an upright vacuum cleaner (= one designed to be used in a vertical position)
- 3(of a person) behaving in a moral and honest way synonym upstanding an upright citizen Idioms
to sit or stand with your back straight
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