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prefix up- pronunciation in British English /ʌp/
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  1. 2
    more modern or fashionable: used with some adjectives, nouns, and verbs
    a computer upgrade
    upmarket holiday accommodation (=expensive and of high quality)
  2. 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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  3. 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 meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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