Definition of Go up

1. Verb. Move upward. "The mist uprose from the meadows"

Exact synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Scend, Surge, Climb, Climb Up, Mount, Soar, Soar Up, Soar Upwards, Surge, Zoom, Rocket, Skyrocket, Bubble, Uplift, Chandelle, Steam, Ascend, Come Up, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Lift, Rise, Rise, Rising
Antonyms: Fall
Also: Rise Up

2. Verb. Increase in value or to a higher point. "The stock market is going to go up "; "The value of our house rose sharply last year"
Exact synonyms: Climb, Rise
Specialized synonyms: Soar, Bull
Generic synonyms: Grow
Derivative terms: Climbing, Rise

3. Verb. Move towards. "Sam and Sue go up"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
Exact synonyms: Approach, Come Near, Come On, Draw Close, Draw Near, Near
Generic synonyms: Come, Come Up
Related verbs: Approach, Come Near
Specialized synonyms: Drive Up, Bear Down On, Bear Down Upon, Edge In, Edge Up, Close, Crowd, Push
Entails: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Derivative terms: Approach, Approach, Approachable

4. Verb. Be erected, built, or constructed. "New buildings are going up everywhere"
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise

5. Verb. Go upward with gradual or continuous progress. "They go up up the hill"; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
Exact synonyms: Climb, Climb Up, Mount
Specialized synonyms: Scale, Escalade, Ramp, Mountaineer, Ride
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Climb, Climb, Climber, Climber, Climber, Climber, Climbing, Mount, Mounter, Mounting
Also: Climb Down, Climb On

6. Verb. Burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire. "The mountain of paper went up in flames"
Exact synonyms: Burn Down, Burn Up
Generic synonyms: Burn, Combust
Specialized synonyms: Incinerate

7. Verb. Travel up,. "The airplane is sure to go up "; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
Exact synonyms: Ascend
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Come Up, Rise, Rise Up, Surface, Uprise
Derivative terms: Ascendable, Ascendant, Ascender, Ascension, Ascension, Ascensive, Ascent, Ascent
Antonyms: Descend

Definition of Go up

1. Verb. (transitive intransitive) to move upwards ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to be built or erected ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to rise or increase ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to be consumed by fire ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) to forget lines or blocks during public performance ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive British) To attend university. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Go Up

go to the dogs
go to the ends of the earth
go to the mat
go to the mattresses
go to the polls
go to the wall
go to town
go to war
go to work
go together
go too far
go tos
go under
go up (current term)
go up against
go up in smoke
go upstairs
go west
go with
go with someone
go with the flow
go without
go without saying
go wrong
go yard
goa bean

Literary usage of Go up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... and Nerissa go up R C. Lorenzo and Jessica go up L C. They all kiss and the curtain falls. Antonio laughs. Do not have a dance: it is out of place ..."

2. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"... Fear not, neither be thou dismayed : take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai : see, 1 have given into thv hand the king oí' Ai, ..."

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