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go up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo up phrasal verb1 increaseINCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT to increase in price, amount, level etc Train fares have gone up. Blood-sugar levels go up as you digest food.go up by 10%/250/£900 etc Unemployment in the country has gone up by a million.go up from something to something Spending on research went up from $426 million to $461 million.2 building/signBUILD if a building or sign goes up, it is built or fixed into place It was a lovely place before all these new houses went up.3 explode/burnEXPLODE to explode, or be destroyed in a fire He had left the gas on and the whole kitchen went up. The whole building went up in flames. go up in smoke at smoke1(3)4 shoutSHOUT if a shout or a cheer goes up, people start to shout or cheer from A great cheer went up from the audience.5 to another place British EnglishVISIT to go from one place to another, especially to a place that is further north, or to a town or city from a smaller place to We’re going up to Scotland next weekend. He went up to the farm to get some eggs.6 lights if lights go up, they become brighter when the lights went up at the end of the performance7 university British English formal old-fashionedSEC to begin studying at a university, especially Oxford or Cambridge University go→ See Verb table
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go upI could see a tiny track going up ahead of us.It seems like new beachfront hotels are going up every week.The road goes up from the beach into the forest.Whenever a new mall goes up, I ask myself how many of these things we need.Mervyn had never invited her to go up in his little plane.If you want to make the kite go up, pull the string hard, then release it slowly.Hundreds of people lined the street, cheering the runners as they went up the hill.You have to go up two flights of stairs, and then it's the second door on your right.go up from something to somethingSalad consumption has gone up from 1.44oz to 1.89oz per week.At the Civic Theatre, despite a lower number of performances last year, attendance has gone up from 112,000 to 113,000.The total fertility rate went up from 2.22 to 2.94 - an increase of 32 percent.And paid maternity leave will go up from 18 to 24 weeks.Mrs Thompson said her rent would go up from £20,000 to £48,000 under the new leases.Between 1862 and 1870 the size of the reserve went up from 210,000 men to 553,000.The average bill for a course of treatment will go up from £20 to £60.A basic check up will go up from £3.75 to £7.50.went up in flamesFirst the newlyweds had to flee their hired Rolls-Royce when it went up in flames.Neighbours who were not so well thought of stood and watched at gun-point, while their homes went up in flames.One of the Fellowship moved too close to the flames and a bull's mask went up in flames.Two hundred tons of straw and silage went up in flames.Just one month later, the entire house went up in flames, and both Dark and his wife were killed.The factory went up in flames before the firemen arrived.The car then went up in flames from the diesel fuel that spilled from the Amtrak engine.If they went up in flames right?The island of Angistri went up in flames within minutes of being declared a wildlife refuge.go fromAt the Civic Theatre, despite a lower number of performances last year, attendance has gone up from 112,000 to 113,000.And paid maternity leave will go up from 18 to 24 weeks.A basic check up will go up from £3.75 to £7.50.From the letter, prayers were going up from Arkansas by the hour.As they neared James River and caught sight of our gunboats, a cheer went up from each regiment.Theatre attendances went up from eight million in 1981 to nearly 11 million in 1988.A wild cheer went up from the people standing on the other side of the street.go toI think it was a group of Paiute indians going up to Escalante for winter supplies and Everett was coming down.You're going up to have a bath; then we're going to act like civilised people.She was wearing grey socks that went right up to her knees.Meanwhile the number of active registered Freeserve dial-up users has gone up to just under two million.He lets me know the time and the place, and I go up to meet them at a special time.I went up to see Aunt Ester and got that bad energy off me.I dressed and went up to see Mr Crockard, who passed me on his way down to see the X-rays.The Christmas tree went all the way up to the ceiling.Most of the kids from Beginners went up to the mezzanine, where Angie had set up a soda and sandwich concession.Thus far, no decision has ever reached that level, and only two have ever gone up to the special committee.After the flood, the water level in the river almost went up to the top of the dam.
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Verb table
go
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygo
he, she, itgoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywent
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gone
he, she, ithas gone
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gone
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill go
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gone
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam going
he, she, itis going
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you, we, theyare going
Past
I, he, she, itwas going
you, we, theywere going
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been going
he, she, ithas been going
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been going
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be going
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been going
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