Definitions

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  • adv. Abruptly; unexpectedly.

Etymologies

Unknown. Possibly from get up and. Possibly a dialect use of up (verb) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Much of the TCE-and PCB-contaminated soil was turned up and excavated from the facility.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • In a matter of hours, Jack McClelland, the tournament director, would utter his famous command “Shuffle up and deal,” and the twenty-eighth annual championship would commence.

    One of a Kind

  • She was well loved up and down her block by grown-ups and kids alike—including by her friend Kayla Jordan,* with whom she played from the time she was a toddler.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Devonne looked up and said, “Mrs. Grant, I just found out that I have lupus too.”

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, created reasonable doubt, Moore and other legal analysts said, when he said Caylee drowned accidentially and that her grandfather, Casey's father, helped cover it up and dispose of the body.

    How the Casey Anthony case came apart

  • Slowly, Pattie walked back toward camp, her wrist-lamp sweeping up and down, across the ground, over plants and saplings.

    Breakdowns

  • The key thing – this is what Milly Dowler's family and families up and down the country want to know – is: who did what when, who knew what they were doing and who will be held to account?

    David Cameron under growing pressure to hold public phone-hacking inquiry

  • Without mechanized transport, traveling between branch levels required that they, and all others returning to their paddocks, climb up and down the peg-poles: meter-wide metal poles with half-circle-shaped pegs protruding off opposite sides.

    Breakdowns

  • You now have two options: You can give up and lay writhing in pain on the hot asphalt of spiritual mediocrity, or like Derek Redmond, you can resolve to persevere in this race until you finally reach the finish line that Jesus has placed before you.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • She jumped up and darted toward the platform entrance and hopped the turnstile, ignoring the shouts of a Jamaican token-booth operator behind her.

    After Hours

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