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adverb upright pronunciation in British English /ˈʌpraɪt/
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  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.
    1. a.
      in or into a straight standing position
      Pictures were propped upright against all the walls.
    2. b.
      in or into a steady correct position
      We struggled to keep the boat upright.

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