Phrasal Verb “up”
It’s easy to understand UP,
meaning toward the sky or
at the top of the list,
but when we awaken in the morning,
At a meeting,
why does a topic comes 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
and we use it to brighten UP a room,
polish UP the silver,
we warm UP the leftovers
and clean UP the kitchen.
We lock UP the house and
some guys fix UP the old car.
At other times the little word has a real special meaning.
People stir UP trouble,
line UP for tickets,
work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
And this up is confusing:
A drain must be opened UP
but we close it UP at night.
In a desk-sized dictionary,
it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions
of the many ways UP is used.
you might try building UP a list
It will take UP a lot of your time,
but if you don’t give UP,
we say it is clouding UP.
When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets UP the earth.
When it does not rain for awhile,
things dry UP.
What is the first thing you do in
Don’t screw up. Send this on to
Now I’ll shut up