Definition of Head up

1. Verb. Be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel. "This student heads the class"

Exact synonyms: Head
Related verbs: Head, Lead
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Head, Head, Head

Definition of Head up

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To lead or take the lead; to direct; to take charge. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Head Up

head shop
head shops
head smut
head south
head start
head starts
head tax
head teacher
head tetanus
head to head
head to toe
head to wind
head tone
head trip
head up (current term)
head voice
head word
headache powder

Literary usage of Head up

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

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1901)
"Tried to sit up by raising her head up as far as possible without using her hands. 9. F., 4 mos. In trying to sit up the child will first raise its head, ..."

2. Child Training by Angelo Patri (1922)
""HOLD YOUR head up" "You have a beautiful carriage, Miss Lavinia," said the youngest teacher to the oldest one. ' ' I wish I could carry my head that way ..."

3. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"recriminating stare, and I leaned my head up against my mother, and I breathed until the stink got to me and then I pried myself upright and walked out of ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Because the up appears to add nothing to the meaning of head (although it might be argued that head up in some way implies a more active and ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1880)
"A chicken can not hold its head up during the first hour after it is hatched ; but it can do that, and even pick up a grain of corn, before it can walk or ..."

6. The Witmark Amateur Minstrel Guide and Burnt Cork Encyclopedia by Frank Dumont (1905)
"HOLD YOUR head up. END-I went to see my young lady the other night and her father came in. He says, " Who are you?" I told him I was a newspaper man and was ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The head-up posture by diminishing the arterial flow is helpful, but with the patient under full anesthesia is attended with the danger of sudden and not ..."

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