inflate; to distend. (b) To destroy by an explosion from beneath. (c) To explode; as, the boiler blew
up. (d) To reprove angrily; to scold. [Slang] To bring up. See under Bring, v. t. To come
up with. See under Come, v. i. To cut up. See under Cut, v. t. & i. To draw up. See
under Draw, v. t. To grow up, to grow to maturity. Up anchor (Naut.), the order to man the
windlass preparatory to hauling up the anchor. Up and down. (a) First up, and then down; from
one state or position to another. See under Down, adv.
Fortune . . . led him up and down.Chaucer.
(b) (Naut.) Vertical; perpendicular; said of the cable when the anchor is under, or nearly under, the
hawse hole, and the cable is taut. Totten. Up helm (Naut.), the order given to move the tiller
toward the upper, or windward, side of a vessel. Up to snuff. See under Snuff. [Slang] What
is up? What is going on? [Slang]
1. From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of.
In going up a hill, the knees will be most weary; in going down, the thihgs.Bacon.
2. From the coast towards the interior of, as a country; from the mouth towards the source of, as a stream; as,
to journey up the country; to sail up the Hudson.
3. Upon. [Obs.] "Up pain of death." Chaucer.
Ups and downs, alternate states of elevation and depression, or of prosperity and the contrary. [Colloq.]
(Up), n. The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; rarely occurring
except in the phrase ups and downs. [Colloq.]
They had their ups and downs of fortune.Thackeray.
(Up), a. Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train.
(U"pas) n. [Malay puhn-upas; puhn a tree + upas poison.]
1. (Bot.) A tree (Antiaris toxicaria) of the Breadfruit family, common in the forests of Java and the neighboring
islands. Its secretions are poisonous, and it has been fabulously reported that the atmosphere about it
is deleterious. Called also bohun upas.
2. A virulent poison used in Java and the adjacent islands for poisoning arrows. One kind, upas antiar,
is derived from the upas tree Upas tieute is prepared from a climbing plant
(Up*bar") v. t.
1. To fasten with a bar. [R.]
2. To remove the bar or bards of, as a gate; to under. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Up*bear") v. t. To bear up; to raise aloft; to support in an elevated situation; to sustain. Spenser.
One short sigh of breath, upboreMilton.
Even to the seat of God.
A monstrous wave upborePope.
The chief, and dashed him on the craggy shore.
(Up*bind") v. t. To bind up. [R.] Collins.