up to
I. phrasal 1. capable of performing or dealing with <
feels up to the task
>
2. engaged in <
what is he up to
>
3. being the responsibility of <
it's up to me
>
II. preposition Date: 13th century 1. — used as a function word to indicate extension as far as a specified place <
sank up to his knees in the mud
>
2. — used as a function word to indicate a limit or boundary <
up to 50,000 copies a month
>
<
worked up to the last minute
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • up to — {prep.} 1. As far, as deep, or as high as. * /The water in the pond was only up to John s knees./ * /Mary is small and just comes up to Bill s chest./ * /The shovel sank in the soft mud all the way up to the handle./ 2. Close to; approaching. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up to — {prep.} 1. As far, as deep, or as high as. * /The water in the pond was only up to John s knees./ * /Mary is small and just comes up to Bill s chest./ * /The shovel sank in the soft mud all the way up to the handle./ 2. Close to; approaching. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Up to — In mathematics, the phrase up to xxxx indicates that members of an equivalence class are to be regarded as a single entity for some purpose. xxxx describes a property or process which transforms an element into one from the same equivalence class …   Wikipedia

  • To be up to — Up Up ([u^]p), adv. [AS. up, upp, [=u]p; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. [=u]p, OHG. [=u]f, G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See {Over}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Up to snuff — Up Up ([u^]p), adv. [AS. up, upp, [=u]p; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. [=u]p, OHG. [=u]f, G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See {Over}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • up to par — or {informal}[up to scratch] or {informal}[up to snuff] 1. In good or normal health or physical condition. * /I have a cold and don t feel up to par./ * /The boxer is training for the fight but he isn t up to scratch yet./ 2. or[up to the mark]… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up to par — or {informal}[up to scratch] or {informal}[up to snuff] 1. In good or normal health or physical condition. * /I have a cold and don t feel up to par./ * /The boxer is training for the fight but he isn t up to scratch yet./ 2. or[up to the mark]… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up-to-date — {adj.} Modern; contemporary; the latest that technology can offer. * / I want an up to date dictionary of American idioms, Mr. Lee said, that has all the latest Americanisms in it. / Contrast: STATE OF THE ART …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up-to-date — {adj.} Modern; contemporary; the latest that technology can offer. * / I want an up to date dictionary of American idioms, Mr. Lee said, that has all the latest Americanisms in it. / Contrast: STATE OF THE ART …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Up-to-date — a. Extending to the present time; having style, manners, knowledge, or other qualities that are abreast of the times. A general up to date style of presentment. Nature. Everything s up to date in Kansas City. I must prefer to translate the poet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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