go up

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

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see go,‎ up.
  2. To move upwards
  3. (intransitive) To be built or erected
    There are new offices going up in town.
  4. (intransitive) To rise or increase in price, cost, or value.
    Bananas have gone up because of a shortage.
  5. (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.
  6. (intransitive, performing arts) To forget lines or blocks during public performance.
    The producer hopes nobody goes up opening night.
  7. (intransitive, British, dated) To attend university.
  8. (cricket) To appeal for a dismissal.



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