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preposition upon pronunciation in British English /əˈpɒn/
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  1. 1
    literary on or onto something
    Shadows were flickering upon the studio floor.
    He believes we were put upon this earth for a purpose.
  2. 2
    formal used after some verbs with the same meaning ason
    A police patrol happened upon a robbery in a bank yesterday.
    They draw upon their experience to educate and guide new companies.
    My whole future depended upon the decision of this one manager.
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  3. 3
    formal immediately after doing something or after something happens
    Barry had joined the army immediately upon leaving school.
    Upon his release, Davis went immediately to his mother’s.
  4. 4
    if an event or time is upon you, it is going to happen very soon
    Christmas is almost upon us again.
  5. 5
    used between two nouns that are the same for emphasizing that there is a large number of the thing that you are mentioning
    I’ve written to you, year upon year, and never heard from you.
    We drove across mile upon mile of wide-open space.
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