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adverb upright pronunciation in British English /ˈʌpraɪt/
  1. sitting or standing with a straight back

    The dog was sitting upright on its hind legs.

    sit/stand bolt upright (=suddenly sit or stand very straight):

    Jenny sat bolt upright when she heard the noise.

    pull/draw yourself upright (=stand or sit up straight):

    Farrell drew himself upright and shook hands with us.

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      in or into a straight standing position

      Pictures were propped upright against all the walls.

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