Talk:up-

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"Used to indicate emphasis", as distinct from sense 1 (increase). Which up- words are these? Equinox 14:26, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

For some verbs that collocate with "up" (maybe "link up"), the "up" seems to be there mostly for emphasis, since the verb alone carries the sense. If one formed the verb "uplink" and used it in those situations (not in the communications sense), that would do it. A lool at OneLook.com's wildcard search for "up*" suggests several mostly dated, archaic, and obsolete verbs like upbar, upheap, upcheer, upfill, upbouyance. Perhaps upkeep. I think that the "up-" is not easily considered as adding more than intensification. DCDuring TALK 16:08, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
RFV failed, sense removed. (For this sort of thing I'd be willing to defer to other dictionaries, but none of them seems to list such a sense, either.) —RuakhTALK 18:32, 15 December 2009 (UTC)