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Phrasal Verbs

go up

This page is about the phrasal verb go up

Meaning

If something like a price or a rate goes up, it becomes higher.

Synonym

rise, increase

For example

  • go up If the economy is in a period of inflation, prices and incomes are going up.

  • go up Whenever Jerry sees the girl who lives next door, his blood pressure goes up.

Quick Quiz

If the cost of living is going up, most things are getting

a. more expensive

b. less expensive

c. too expensive

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