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allow (one) up

To let someone rise from a prone position. If you're able to knock down your opponent, don't allow him up! All right, allow your brother up already. We don't have time for this nonsense. The bigger boys took turns sitting on me and punching me for a good five minutes before they would allow me up.
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allow someone up

(from something) to permit someone to arise or get up. (Fixed phrase.) He knocked Peter down and would not allow him up from the ground. The doctor won't allow you up!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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