go up

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

go up (third-person singular simple present goes up, present participle going up, simple past and past participle went up)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see go,‎ up.
  2. (intransitive) To be built or erected
    There are new offices going up in town.
  3. (intransitive) To rise or increase in price, cost, or value.
    Bananas have gone up because of a shortage.
  4. (intransitive) To be consumed by fire.
    The building went up in smoke.   Once the fire got out of the basement, the building went up in minutes.
  5. (intransitive, performing arts) To forget lines or blocks during public performance.
    The producer hopes nobody goes up opening night.
  6. (intransitive, UK) To attend university.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (move upwards): rise
  • (be built or erected):
  • (rise or increase): rise, increase
  • (be consumed by fire): burn up
  • (forget lines or blocks during public performance): foul up

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