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English verb: go up

1. go up (motion) move upward

SamplesThe fog lifted.
The smoke arose from the forest fire.
The mist uprose from the meadows.

Synonymsarise, come up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)ascend, bubble, chandelle, climb, climb up, come up, go up, go up, mount, rise, rocket, scend, skyrocket, soar, soar up, soar upwards, steam, surge, surge, uplift, uprise, zoom

Antonymscome down, descend, go down, fall

2. go up (change) increase in value or to a higher point

SamplesPrices climbed steeply.
The value of our house rose sharply last year.

ExamplesThe stock market is going to go up

Synonymsclimb, rise

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)grow

Narrower (hyponym)bull, soar

3. go up (motion) move towards

SamplesWe were approaching our destination.
They are drawing near.
The enemy army came nearer and nearer.

Synonymsapproach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, near

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)come, come up

Narrower (hyponym)bear down on, bear down upon, close, crowd, drive up, edge in, edge up, push

Entailadvance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

Verb groupapproach, come near

4. go up (motion) be erected, built, or constructed

SamplesNew buildings are going up everywhere.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

5. go up (motion) go upward with gradual or continuous progress

SamplesDid you ever climb up the hill behind your house?.

Synonymsclimb, climb up, mount

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

Narrower (hyponym)escalade, mountaineer, ramp, ride, scale

6. go up (change) burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire

SamplesThe hut burned down.
The mountain of paper went up in flames.

Synonymsburn down, burn up

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)burn, combust

Narrower (hyponym)incinerate

7. go up (motion) travel up,

SamplesWe ascended the mountain.
Go up a ladder.
The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope.

ExamplesThe airplane is sure to go up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)come up, rise, rise up, surface, uprise

Antonymscome down, descend, go down, fall

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