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prefix up- pronunciation in American English /ʌp/
  1. 2
    more modern or fashionable: used with some adjectives, nouns, and verbs

    an upscale vacation rental (=expensive and of high quality)

    a computer upgrade

  2. 3
    happier, or more exciting: used with some adjectives, nouns, and verbs

    She seems much more upbeat (=much happier).

    I was uplifted by the experience.

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