from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to come to nothing; to prove abortive; to fail.


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  • I did not have time to go up to the Bates House, where I once had the pleasure of stopping, but concluded to get supper at a hotel near the depot, where there was abundant time to go through the ceremony of eating.

    Minnesota and Dacotah: in letters descriptive of a tour through the North-west, in the autumn of 1856. With information relative to public lands,

  • Besides, my grandfather wants to go up to Cape Vincent and we promised to take those girls along. ''

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat

  • When the Vietnam War started, prices were already high above those of 1951 and when it was over, the cost of living not only failed to go back to what it had been in 1965, but it started to go up at a faster rate than ever.

    Why Nothing Works

  • That poutingly kissable mouth was set firmly as the two of them got into the private lift to go up one floor to his apartment.

    Pregnant by the Millionaire

  • But still, every time I see some little fat kid on the street, I want to go up and tell him, ‘It’s going to be okay, buddy.


  • I was sure that my brand-new Scaasi gown was going to go up in flames and I with it!

    Barbara Bush

  • George wisely thought it would be no vacation for me without help, so he hired two young black women to go up with me: Julia May Cooper, who already helped me part-time, and a woman she knew, Otha Fitzgerald.

    Barbara Bush

  • Curiously, this aerial pioneer was first inspired in St. Paul, Minnesota, when, as a twenty-five-year-old German officer, on leave from his duty as an observer with the Union army in the Civil War, he was invited to go up in a tethered military observation balloon.

    Castles of Steel

  • By this, I mean that the instructions would confuse even Mensa members: they tell you to go up a “little hill,” and when you arrive you find a 14,000-foot-steep mountain with Sherpas on the roadside.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • Tell Clice we just want to go up all those stairs again.

    William S. And The Great Escape


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