Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To seek or strain upward. Southey, Thalaba, xii.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To seek or strain upward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To seek or strain upward.

Etymologies

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From up- +‎ seek. Cognate with Dutch opzoeken ("to visit, search, seek out"), German aufsuchen ("to visit, go to, see").

Examples

  • It may be, we habben to upseek a bitty door our good township’s courants want we knew’t, that with his deepseeing insight (had not wishing oftebeen but good time wasted), within his patriarchal shamanah, broadsteyne ‘bove citie

    Finnegans Wake

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