up [upwards]

up [upwards]


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  • upwards of — UK US preposition (US usually upward of) ► if a number, value, etc. is upwards of something, it is at least that amount or more: »The rescue plan is expected to cost upwards of $10 billion …   Financial and business terms

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  • upwards — [[t]ʌ̱pwə(r)dz[/t]] (The spelling upward is also used. In American English, upward is the more usual form.) 1) ADV: ADV after v, n ADV If someone moves or looks upwards, they move or look up towards a higher place. There, said Jack, pointing… …   English dictionary

  • upwards of — adverb also upward of 1. : more than : in excess of signed upwards of 10,000 bills into law and vetoed more than 1500 Beverly Smith 2. : a little less than : not quite …   Useful english dictionary

  • upwards — up|wards [ˈʌpwədz US wərdz ] adv also upward especially AmE 1.) moving or pointing towards a higher position ≠ ↑downwards ▪ Pointing upwards, he indicated a large nest high in the tree. ▪ The path began to climb steeply upwards. 2.) increasing to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • upwards — also upward adverb AmE 1 moving or pointing towards a higher position: Hold the gun so that it points upwards. opposite downwards 2 increasing to a higher level: Salary scales have been moving steadily upwards: . opposite downwards 3 more than a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • upwards */*/ — UK [ˈʌpwə(r)dz] / US [ˈʌpwərdz] adverb 1) towards a higher position She glanced upwards at the screen. 2) towards a higher or more important level The initial estimate has been revised upwards. 3) more than a particular number or amount upwards… …   English dictionary

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