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prefix     up- pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    in or going towards a position that is higher or further north: used with some adjectives, nouns, and adverbs

    She went upstairs.

  2. 2
    more modern or fashionable: used with some adjectives, nouns, and verbs

    a computer upgrade

    upmarket holiday accommodation (=expensive and of high quality)

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

    I was uplifted by the experience.

    She seems much more upbeat (=much happier).

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  4. 4
    moved or changed completely: used with some adjectives, nouns, and verbs

    He uprooted his family and moved to Canada.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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