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adverb upright pronunciation in American English /ˈʌpˌraɪt/
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  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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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