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To transplant a seedling or plant into a pot. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pot" and "up." A: "Wow, your gardenias are gorgeous!" B: "Thanks! I can pot one up for you, if you'd like to take one home with you." It's starting to get quite cold out, so I want to pot up these basil plants so I can tend to them indoors.
slang Drunk. After sharing two bottles of wine at lunch, we were both positively potted leaving the restaurant. I'll just have one beer—I'm not looking to get potted tonight.
To remove a plant from a pot, as to transplant it into another one or into soil. You'll want to up-pot this before its roots spread out too much. I try not to damage the plant's stem when up-potting it.
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pot something up
to put plants into pots. If you would like one of these tomato plants, I'll pot one up for you. Jan potted up a plant for me.
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mod. drunk. He’s not sleepy! He’s totally potted!
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