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ask up

To invite a visitor to one's house (especially if the visitor must travel north to get there). My cousins in Pennsylvania have asked me up to their house for the weekend, but that's a long drive from Florida.
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ask someone up

to ask someone to come to one's home for a visit. (Usually said when someone must travel north, up a hill, or to an apartment on a higher floor for the visit.) Let's ask Judy up for the weekend. We asked up a few old friends.
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UPS delivers the goods, the buyer says "no" to completing the purchase, she goes on-line via Nescrow to cancel the sale (confident her money will be returned), and asks UPS to return the clubs to Alabama, a fee she pays.