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adverb American English pronunciation: upright /ˈʌpˌraɪt/
  1. in or into a steady correct position

    We struggled to keep the boat upright.

    1. a.
      in or into a straight standing position

      Pictures were propped upright against all the walls.

    2. b.
      sitting or standing with a straight back

      The dog was sitting upright on its hind legs.

      sit/stand bolt upright (=suddenly sit or stand very straight):

      Jenny sat bolt upright when she heard the noise.

      pull/draw yourself upright (=stand or sit up straight):

      Farrell drew himself upright and shook hands with us.

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