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Definition 1: increase in value or to a higher point - [verb of change]

Samples where go up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prices climbed steeply
  • the value of our house rose sharply last year

Synonyms for go up in the sense of this definition

(go up is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(... is a kind of go up ) go or move upward

"The stock market soared after the cease-fire was announced"

(... is a kind of go up ) advance in price

"stocks were bulling"

Definition 2: burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire - [verb of change]

Samples where go up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hut burned down
  • The mountain of paper went up in flames

Synonyms for go up in the sense of this definition

(go up is a kind of ...) undergo combustion

"Maple wood burns well"

(... is a kind of go up ) become reduced to ashes

"The paper incinerated quickly"

Definition 3: move upward - [verb of motion]

Samples where go up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for go up in the sense of this definition

(go up is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of go up ) rise as vapor

(... is a kind of go up ) climb suddenly and steeply

"The airplane chandelled"

(... is a kind of go up ) lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces

"the earth's movement uplifted this part of town"

(... is a kind of go up ) rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles

"bubble to the surface"

(... is a kind of go up ) shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

"prices skyrocketed"

(... is a kind of go up ) be erected, built, or constructed

"New buildings are going up everywhere"

(... is a kind of go up ) rise rapidly

"the dollar soared against the yen"

(... is a kind of go up ) go upward with gradual or continuous progress

"Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

(... is a kind of go up ) rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave

"the boats surged"

(... is a kind of go up ) come up, of celestial bodies

"The sun also rises" "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..." "Jupiter ascends"

Definition 4: go upward with gradual or continuous progress - [verb of motion]

Samples where go up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?

Synonyms for go up in the sense of this definition

(go up is a kind of ...) move upward

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

(... is a kind of go up ) climb up by means of a ladder

(... is a kind of go up ) climb up and over

"They had to escalade canyons to reach their destination"

(... is a kind of go up ) creep up -- used especially of plants

"The roses ramped over the wall"

(... is a kind of go up ) climb mountains for pleasure as a sport

(... is a kind of go up ) climb up on the body

"Shorts that ride up" "This skirt keeps riding up my legs"

Definition 5: be erected, built, or constructed - [verb of motion]

Samples where go up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • New buildings are going up everywhere

(go up is a kind of ...) move upward

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

Definition 6: move towards - [verb of motion]

Samples where go up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We were approaching our destination
  • They are drawing near
  • The enemy army came nearer and nearer

Synonyms for go up in the sense of this definition

(go up is a kind of ...) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(... is a kind of go up ) approach while driving

"The truck entered the driveway and drove up towards the house"

(... is a kind of go up ) sail towards another vessel, of a ship

(... is a kind of go up ) push one's way into (a space)

(... is a kind of go up ) draw near

"The probe closed with the space station"

(... is a kind of go up ) approach a certain age or speed

"She is pushing fifty"

(go up implies ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

(go up has a similar meaning as ...) come near in time

"Winter is approaching" "approaching old age"

Definition 7: travel up - [verb of motion]

Samples where go up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We ascended the mountain
  • go up a ladder
  • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope

Synonyms for go up in the sense of this definition

(go up is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of go up ) come to the surface

(... is a kind of go up ) ascend as a sound

"The choirs singing uprose and filled the church"

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