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prefix up- pronunciation in British English /ʌp/
  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).


a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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