• The inflation rate is going up steadily.
Up To : adverb : as far as or as high as
• We will buy at prices up to £25.
Up To Date : adjective & adverb : current or recent or modern
• An up-to-date computer system
Update : noun : information added to something to make it up to date
Update : verb : to revise something so that it is always up to date
• The figures are updated annually.
Up Front : adverb : in advance
• Money up front = payment in advance
Upgrade : verb : to increase the importance of someone or of a job
• His job has been upgraded to senior manager level.
Upkeep : noun : cost of keeping a building or machine in good order
NOTE : no plural
Uplift : noun : increase
• The contract provides for an annual uplift of charges.
Up Market : adverb : more expensive or appealing to a wealthy section of the population
• The company has decided to move up market = the company has decided to start to produce more luxury items.
Upset Price : noun : lowest price which the buyer will accept at an auction
Upturn : noun : movement towards higher sales or profits
• An upturn in the economy
Upward : adjective : towards a higher position
• An upward movement
Upwards : adverb : towards a higher position
• The market moved upwards after the news of the budget.NOTE : US English uses upward as both adjective and adverb.
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