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Could you help me carry this old trunk up to the attic?
I got off my bike and walked up the hill.
He held the cup up to his lips and slowly sipped the tea.
Pick your clothes up off the floor and put them away.
He raised the child up above his head, which she seemed to enjoy.
Put your hand up if you know the answer.
She's up in the bathroom.
He was up the ladder, cleaning the windows.
Further up the hill was a small farm.
The hotel is 1,500 feet up in the Black Mountains.
We rolled on our backs and looked up at the sky.
I turned my face up toward the sun.
Lynn glanced up from the book she was reading.
A path leads up from the beach to the top of the cliff.
Laura was here up until about 5 minutes ago.
The building was used as a hospital through the 1960s up to 1972.
We can make the delivery any time tomorrow up till about 10 p.m.
This is the American English definition of up. View British English definition of up.
the difference between how much money you get when you sell something and how much it costs you...
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