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verb upgrade pronunciation in British English /ʌpˈɡreɪd/
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present tense
present participleupgrading
past tenseupgraded
past participleupgraded

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a computer or other machine more powerful or effective
    The system has been upgraded to meet customers’ needs.
    upgrade to: You’ll need to upgrade to 512Mb RAM to run these programs.
    upgrade from: Existing users can upgrade from the previous version free of charge.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to improve the quality of a service or product
      £1.5 million is being spent on upgrading security procedures.


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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