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pot up

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.
See also: pot, up


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.
See also: pot, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


mod. drunk. He’s not sleepy! He’s totally potted!
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Southport Potted Shrimp Risotto (Serves 4) Ingredients: Two pots of Southport Potted Shrimps; 2-3 shallots; 750ml vegetable stock; 100g grated parmesan; 4 tbsp Olive oil; Juice of 1 lemon; 1tbsp Chopped chives; 150g risotto rice; 2 tbsp crme fraiche (optional); a generous knob of butter.
Add the potted shrimps and butter to the pan and fold in until the butter has melted.
While not permanent structures, potted plants can be built with their own irrigation systems.
Potted plants have different watering requirements than lawn or permanent planters.
Round terra-cotta chimney pipes (various sizes) Potted plants Empty pots or wood blocks
Potted annuals (here, the pansies) serve as accents.
To keep big old potted hydrangeas when you're short of water, you should get the plants' roots underground one way or another.
And when potted up and chilled in the refrigerator, hardy bulbs such as crocus, daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips can be forced into bloom during the winter months.