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go up

[for something] to go higher. Gasoline prices are still going up. Prices keep going up and up, no matter what.
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go up something

to climb up something. The monkey went up the tree in no time. How fast can you go up this rope?
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go up

1. Be put up, as in New buildings are going up all over town.
2. Rise; increase. For example, His temperature is going up at an alarming rate, or The costs of construction are going up all the time. [Late 1800s]
3. Also, be gone up. Be destroyed, ruined, done for; also, die, be killed. For example, If we're not back in a week, you'll know we've gone up, or In spite of our efforts, the plans for a new library are gone up. [Slang; mid-1800s]
4. Forget one's lines on the stage or make a mistake in performing music. For example, Don't worry, you know your part and you won't go up, or He went up in the last movement of the sonata. [Slang; 1960s] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with go up.
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go up

v.
1. To ascend something: It became colder as we went up the mountain. Let's go up to the roof deck and watch the fireworks.
2. To travel north: Next summer, let's go up to Alaska where it won't be so hot. We went up and stayed with a friend in Canada.
3. To go to a less central location in a town or city: We went up to the new movie theater to see an art film.
4. To go to some larger town or city: On the weekends we often go up to New York. We went up and saw a show in the city.
5. go up to To extend or to reach some point or time: My new calendar only goes up to December.
6. To approach someone or something: I went up to the counter and asked for a soda. Your friends have arrived—why don't you go up and say hello?
7. To increase in value or intensity: If the temperature goes up, the snow will melt.
8. To begin to burn: A spark from the train lit the nearby brush, and the entire field went up.
9. To be constructed or in the process of construction: New buildings are going up all over the city.
10. To occur or arise. Used of noises made by crowds: We heard a cheer go up whenever the team scored a goal.
11. go up against To be confronted with an opponent or challenge: In the third round, I went up against the best player in the league.
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go up

in. to start to feel the effects of a drug. (Drugs.) Gert started to go up and suddenly fell asleep.
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