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 History of this Word

"up" is from "uppe" spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, "up" is a word added to another word to make a new word

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grammar is modifier

"up-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "higher" or "more recent" modifies meaning of the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

up- illustration The Uplift Power Seat Assist can turn any armchair into an electric lift chair.
up- illustration Did you take all of the people that were on the upturned boat into your boat?