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Part of speech: Preposition

To a higher place on; as, toward the source of; as, up the river.

Part of speech: Adverb

Higher in motion, direction, or position: into being or action; as, to start up an argument; into notice; completely or to a finished state; as, to bring up a child; not behind or worse than: with to or with; as, to keep up with the times; away or in safety.

Part of speech: Adjective

Leading to a higher place; finished; as, the time is up.

Part of speech: Noun

Fortunate occurrences: used only in the expression ups and downs.

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