This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is UP .' It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv.], [prep], [adj.], [n] or [v].
It's easy to understand
UP , meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken
in the morning, why do we wake UP ?
meeting, why does a topic come UP ? Why do we speak UP , and why
are the officers UP for election (if there is a tie, it is a toss UP )
and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call
UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver,
warm UP the leftovers We lock UP the house and fix UP
the old car and clean UP the kitchen.
At other times,
this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line
UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be
opened UP because it is blocked UP ...
UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem
to be pretty mixed UP about UP !
knowledgeable about the properuses of UP , look UP the word
UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP
almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list
of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your
time, but if you don't give UP , you may wind UP with ( UP to) a
hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it
is clouding UP . When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP
. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for a
while, things dry UP . One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it
UP , for now . . My time is UP !
Oh!! One more
thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do
U P !
Did that one crack you UP
Don't screw UP ..
Now I'll shut UP