what's up


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what's up

1. What's going on? What's happening? So, what's up with Terry? He seems off lately. Well, what's up? Why are you so upset with me?
2. How are you? How are things? (Used as a greeting that doesn't require an answer.) Hey, Tom, what's up? Long time no see! A: "Hi Sarah!" B: "What's up, Janet!"
See also: up
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What's up?

Inf. Hello. What is happening? What's up? How're you doing? Hey, Chuck! What's up?
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what’s ˈup?

(informal)
1 what’s the matter?: What’s up with him? He looks furious.
2 (especially American English) what’s new?; what’s happening?: Hey Jo, what’s up?
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What’s up?

interrog. What is going on?; What is happening? (see also (T)sup?, Wusup?.) Haven’t seen you in a month of Sundays. What’s up?
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"But I can tell you what, knowing what I know about Kyle, and knowing Hallice and Devon, they're going to get their little 'what's ups' in and then they're going to try and rip each other's eyeballs out, which is the way it should be."