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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishupwardsup‧wards /ˈʌpwədz $ -wərdz-/ ●●○ (also upward especially American English) adverb  1 UPmoving or pointing towards a higher position opp downwards Pointing upwards, he indicated a large nest high in the tree. The path began to climb steeply upwards.2 INCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNTincreasing to a higher level opp downwards The expected rate of inflation was revised upwards. Prices are moving upwards again.3 MORE THAN A NUMBER OR AMOUNTmore than a particular amount, time etc syn over children of 14 and upwards The meeting was attended by upwards of (=over) 500 people.
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upwardsA copy of the book lay on the table, its cover facing upwards.Before he left the bell tower his eyes were drawn upwards.It was already off the deck and bearing them smoothly upwards.Open your fists and as you breathe out, slowly through your mouth, push your palms forward, fingers upwards.The tails should tilt slightly upwards.She tilted her chin upwards and put on her loftiest expression.The lighter material floats upwards, carrying heat to the surface of the liquid.You know my Wednesday night soup deal has got so it draws upwards of thirty or more at a time.upwards ofThe performance is suitable for children of 7 years and upwards.
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