It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] oder [v].
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky oder at the oben, nach oben of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for
election and why is it UP to the secretary to
write UP a report? We call UP our friends,
brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.
At other times this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is confusing: A
drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP,
look UP the word UP in the dictionary.. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If Du are UP to it, Du might try building UP a Liste of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if Du don't give UP, Du may wind UP with a hundred oder more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on & on, but I'll wickeln, wickeln sie it UP, for now....my time is UP!
Oh....one Mehr thing:
What is the first thing Du do in the morning & the last thing Du do at night?
Did that one crack Du UP?
I'll shut UP.