go up

Definitions

  • Three young children go up to bed with their mother
    Three young children go up to bed with their mother
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go up increase in value or to a higher point "prices climbed steeply","the value of our house rose sharply last year"
    • v go up burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire "The hut burned down","The mountain of paper went up in flames"
    • v go up go upward with gradual or continuous progress "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"
    • v go up be erected, built, or constructed "New buildings are going up everywhere"
    • v go up move upward "The fog lifted","The smoke arose from the forest fire","The mist uprose from the meadows"
    • v go up travel up, "We ascended the mountain" "go up a ladder","The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
    • v go up move towards "We were approaching our destination","They are drawing near","The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

It Was a Picture to See Dad Go up Old Baldhead 214 It Was a Picture to See Dad Go up Old Baldhead 214
For Awhile Dad Dassent Go up 241 For Awhile Dad Dassent Go up 241
"Why, there stands Pa, and he wants me to git up and go with him." "Why, there stands Pa, and he wants me to git up and go with him."
"THEY SAW ALL SORTS OF THINGS GOING UP THE RIVER" "THEY SAW ALL SORTS OF THINGS GOING UP THE RIVER"
"Little Black Sambo, I'm going to eat you up!" "Little Black Sambo, I'm going to eat you up!"

Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore%20Roosevelt
    “The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.”
  • Yogi Berra
    Yogi%20Berra
    “If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”
  • Peter Laurence
    Peter Laurence
    “If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald%20Reagan
    “My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose -- somehow we win out”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore%20Roosevelt
    “Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.”

Idioms

All dressed up and nowhere to go - You're prepared for something that isn't going to happen.
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Get up and go - If someone has lots of get up and go, they have lots of enthusiasm and energy.
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Usage

In literature:

And they do say that when we die we go up and live with God.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
You cannot go up that way now, but you will see where they came out above when you go up into Queen Mary's apartments.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott
Go up and stay with Father!
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
No, thank you; I'm going to have the honour of sweeping down all the rattlers as I go up.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
At last May was come, and Ralph from Beamingham made up his mind that he also would go up to London.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
She will go up on high.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
Shivers of exquisite adoration are going up and down my spine.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Going up to the terrace, I suppose?
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
It's a long ride down the hill, and going down is harder on the tenderfoot than going up.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
Meanwhile let's go up and get the girls to give us some music.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
The Vicar went home and then made up his mind that he would go up to London after his friend.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
But, I say, you can't go up to business like that, you know, can you?
"Vice Versa" by F. Anstey
Suppose we go up and see what the Doc says about Jimmy?
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
He had no notion of going up to the village, for he wanted only to keep close enough to trace Overton.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
I would go up to London myself, but I cannot go alone.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
We may find some soft going up there, with the snow just beginning to melt, as it is.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
There's as many as four or five sometimes, but I only see her go up the river this time.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
Rents are going up on Main Street.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Then Mabel said she should go to bed, must go up for five minutes, but would be down again.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
You ought to go up and sledge them timbers for a while.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
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In poetry:

"O here am I, a sailor gude,
To take the helm in hand,
Till you go up to the tall top-mast
But I fear you'll ne'er spy land."
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Anonymous British
"O here am I, a sailor gude,
To take the helm in hand,
Till you go up to the tall topmast,
But I fear you'll ne'er spy land."
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Henry Morley
To this the joyful nations round,
All tribes and tongues, shall flow;
Up to the hill of God, they'll say,
And to his house we'll go.
"Hymn V. Behold! the mountain of the Lord" by John Logan
But she got up again, and sang us a song
The song I shall never forget
"As soon as I touched my seaweed
I knew it was going to be wet."
"The Sailor Comes Home With The Washing" by T W Connor
Pale sampans up the river glide,
With set sails vanishing and slow;
In the blue west the mountains hide,
As visions that too soon will go.
"Maya" by Cale Young Rice
St. Oluf climb’d the vessel’s side;
His courage nought could tame!
“Heave up, heave up the anchor straight;
Let’s go in Jesu’s name.
"Saint Oluf (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow

In news:

Photo for The Union by John Hart Bear River's Teryn Rath and Kirsten Pereira go up for a block against Foothill Thursday night at Bear River.
One of the biggest thrills of my childhood was when my parents vacationed in Seattle and I got to go up in the Space Needle .
I've been watching that go up for some time, trying to imagine what is likely going to be where in that building without much success.
However with gas going down, groceries are going up.
The hero's struggle in "Gattaca" would have been more compelling were he an average fellow going up against geniuses, and not a healthy fellow going up against somewhat healthier specimens .
Going up against Monsanto can't be easy.
To treat depression, the watch-sized generator is implanted into the chest, wires go up the neck and deliver shocks to a brain region that affects mood.
Ask Westchester investigates the purpose behind that windowless stone building going up in Bedford.
I can hear the traffic going up and down Madison Avenue — people rushing to get to where they're going.
Contested stoplight going up on MacDill.
A much-debated proposed traffic light is finally going up.
A three-judge panel signaled that it may strike down a deal that allowed about 100 digital billboards to go up in Hollywood, Venice and other neighborhoods, according to participants in the case, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Structural steel started going up this week for the new $41 million Hedrick Medical Center and medical office building in north Chillicothe.
Tax revenue would go up, not down, he said, as the economy boomed in response to lower rates.
The cost of raising a kid is going up for parents whose children get caught scrawling graffiti in Escondido.
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In science:

We will find that go along this way, we can set up a consistent quantum gauge theory of gravity which is renormalizable.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
As shown by the comparison of the models at Z = 0.02 and Z = 0.004 (Maeder & Meynet 2001), for masses greater than 20 M⊙ the models with solar composition have velocities that decrease rather rapidly, while at Z = 0.004 the velocities go up.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
In this last section we discuss three issues which in one way or another go beyond the theory of symmetric spaces developed up to now.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
Moreover, because f blows up when x or y go to infinity, its level sets are compact.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
Consider the level curves [ReF ](x, y ) = [ReF ](x0 , y0 ), which are known either to go to infinity, or end up at a boundary of the domain of analyticity.
Introduction to the Random Matrix Theory: Gaussian Unitary Ensemble and Beyond
The effective dimension of the lattice is deff = (ln 2b)/ ln 2, if there are 2b bonds per motif. A directed polymer can be taken as a random walk on this lattice starting from say the bottom point, going up, and ending at the top end.
Directed polymers and Randomness
This plot gives a sense of the efficiency of the search as a function of magnitude, as one would expect the number of SNe to go up as r3 .
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Among leptons, only the τ is relevant, since muons are stopped inside the Earth and the Sun before they can decay , and therefore produce neutrinos of energy below experimental thresholds for the signal topologies we will discuss later on (up-going muons, contained muons and showers in large area neutrino telescopes).
Spectra of neutrinos from dark matter annihilations
It is also worth noticing that the DM neutrino signal comes from a distance L ≃ R⊕ , while the background of up-going atmospheric neutrinos from L ≃ 2R⊕ .
Spectra of neutrinos from dark matter annihilations
The proof of Theorem 2.3 is mostly identical to that of [2, (2.1.1)], but we will go through all the steps again as a warm-up for the more complicated arguments in the next section.
Induced characters of the projective general linear group over a finite field
Up to vertex a, it follows the algorithm path, then going to b will yield a relation.
Sylvester-t' Hooft generators of sl(n) and sl(n|n), and relations between them
Then we have prime ideals ˜Pα and ˜Pβ in C lying over Pα and Pβ , respectively, and ˜Pα and ˜Pβ are minimal in C as well, by the going-up theorem.
On the highest Lyubeznik number of a local ring
We can go up to any Xα+n , but not to any Xλ , α < λ, as dλ is missing, neither to X ′ κ , as a is missing.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
Suppose we omit one of the Xα in the sequence going up to X ′ κ .
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
Ingredient (2) is crucial because it makes up for the loss of the first coordinate when going from RWRS to reduced RWRS.
Random walk in random scenery: A survey of some recent results
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