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up in English:

1. up


If you're tired, why don't you go to sleep? "Because if I go to sleep now I will wake up too early."
She has a good command of English though she was brought up in Japan.
Hurry up.
What's up, kiddo?
His debts were piling up.
Getting up at 6 a.m. was hard at first, but now I'm used to it.
Many people in my grandfather's generation grew up on farms.
Would someone shut him up?
Tom eagerly finished up what was left of the champagne and chicken pie.
She promised to meet him last night, but she never showed up.
Do you intend to throw away in one instant what our family has painstakingly built up?
Her unexpected visit got him all worked up.
Next time I switch jobs, I need work that will let me make use of the experience I've gained up to now.
Suddenly, a terrible storm came up.
The group put up posters to remind people that noise is harmful.

English word "up"(up) occurs in sets:

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Nicholas' Sight Words

2. towards a higher place or position



English word "up"(towards a higher place or position) occurs in sets:

Most common adverbs

3. from a lower to a higher position



4. down


Inflation is down.
In the winter, many older people slip on ice and fall down.
If you don't do your duty, people will look down on you.
Hold the button down until you hear the shutter make a clicking sound.
It may seem like Tom has forgotten all about the matter, but deep down inside, he's still torn up about it.
Then he got dressed, stuffed his lecture notes into his briefcase, and ran down the stairs.
These old customs have been handed down from generation to generation.
Present-day Japan is going down the route to self destruction, isn't it?
All of a sudden, the enemy bombs came down on us like rain.
He'll never show it, but I think that deep down, he's seriously worried.
He told me his address, but unfortunately I had no paper to write it down on.
When the chips are down, the only one you can count on is yourself.
As soon as he took the medicine, his fever went down.
We moved our bags to make room for the elderly lady to sit down.
Earlier, as I was walking down the sidewalk, a car drove by and splashed water on me. Look at this! My skirt and shoes are all muddy.

5. upward


When this will start working, our revenue will go upward.
In doing so, some of the upward lift becomes more of a sideways force, causing the drone to move forward or backwards.
Capital investments planned by major Japanese businesses for this year have been revised upward in view of an improving economic outlook.
The party tickets go for ten dollars and upward.
The kite went upward.
The yen was revalued upward against the U.S. dollar from a rate of 360 yen against the dollar to 308 yen on December 18, 1971.
Prices are on the upward trend.
I mean that for a Wild Space person like yourself, the Inner Rim is an incredible move upward."
and i was suddenly yanked upward
an upward movement
Why did you turn to the right and look upward?
By looking at the five data points, there appears to be a clean upward pattern in prices
Just look at what happened after the Fed's last upward move.
I will develop in upward in my job.
the previous estimates have to be dramatically revised — upward.

English word "up"(upward) occurs in sets:

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6. bring


Bring it here.
I'm still waiting for my breakfast. Bring it to me now, please.
He promised to bring new industries to the region, but politicians rarely keep their word.
Make ten copies of that document and bring it to conference room number 1.
A horseshoe and a four-leaf clover bring good luck.
They believed the jewel would bring disaster.
She would often bring home table scraps from the restaurant where she worked to feed to her dog.
Scientists say many factors bring about changes in weather.
Some people bring joy wherever they go, and some people bring joy whenever they go.
If you have a certificate of immunization, please bring it when you come.
The Ugandans depend on their coffee crop to bring money into the country.
Poverty does more to bring out the worst in people and conceal the best than anything else in the world.
Sentence Number 888,888 will bring its owner years upon years of luck.
Kids these days have no imagination whatsoever. Only a nationwide revolution and sweeping economic reform will bring the hoop and stick back into vogue.
You must bring the person who is immediately concerned with the accident.

7. grow


Plants grow.
People no longer consider it strange for men to let their hair grow long.
Australian saltwater crocodiles can grow up to 23 feet long and frequently kill people.
It's fine, Dima laughed. "I'm still growing, after all. I'll grow into it."
The President cannot make clouds to rain and cannot make the corn to grow, he cannot make business good; although when these things occur, political parties do claim some credit for the good things that have happened in this way.
If you want to become big and strong when you grow up, you have to eat a lot of spinach and peanut butter sandwiches.
When Chokichi thought listlessly about this winter, and the similar winter before and the one before that, he vividly experienced the fact that as people grow older, they gradually lose their happiness.
The couple who came on a shrine visit, Kouji Oonishi (40) and his wife Yukie (34) said, "We prayed that our child would grow up healthily."
It also found the amount of land needed to grow all the food wasted in the world each year would be the size of Mexico.
Our international sales continue to grow, bringing the name of Toyo Computer into businesses world-wide.
The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.
One problem is how the enterprises arrange posts for excellent female students, but another important point is whether the educational industry can grow and supply creative students needed for Japan's future.