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up the spout (adjective) : Up the spout is basically saying that one is pregnant, but in the unwanted pregnancy sort of way. Syn: knocked up
"It's probably just a food baby. Did you have a big lunch?" "No, I've taken like three pregnancy tests, and I'm forshizz up the spout." —Juno (film), 2007
Submitted by: Sara from Massachusetts on Feb. 28, 2008 17:57
up-over (adverb) : [Australian and New Zealand English] to the Northern Hemisphere and esp. to the British Isles
He's gone up-over to see his cousins in the old country.
Submitted by: Michael Williams from Australia on Jun. 20, 2009 20:28
up-regulate, up-regulated (verb) : A gene is induced, either through an abnormality from disease or as part of a study, to produce a higher than normal amount of protein.
"Evaluation of the chemicals based on gene function indicated that the genes related to proliferation, transcription and transport were mostly up-regulated..." —Terasaka S, Inoue A, Tanji M, Kiyama R., Toxicology Letters., Nov 5, 2005
Submitted by: Jenny from Minnesota on Dec. 14, 2005 16:25
up-south (noun) : The geographical feature of a region of land in the southern tier that is higher in elevation than the land in the northern tier, thus resulting in the drainage of creeks and river waters in a northward flow.
New York State's Genesee River was unique in that its waters were birthed up-south in the higher elevations of the Pennsylvania boarder, and flowed northward toward the city of Rochester and Lake Ontario. —Lynda Breckenridge Gaetano, Up-South,Spring & Summer, 2004 & 2007
Submitted by: Lynda Breckenridge Gaetano from Texas on Nov. 29, 2007 10:52
upbringer (noun) : a person who raises a child
Submitted by: Marcia R. Pinheiro from Australia on Apr. 25, 2014 20:48
(adjective) : upset and excited
Submitted by: Elliot Teitelbaum from New York on Dec. 21, 2009 19:29
(adjective) : upset and excited at the same time.
I was so upcited that I was chosen worst dressed at school. —myself
Submitted by: Harry M Piper from Florida on Jan. 21, 2006 08:54
upcline (noun) : an incline
Submitted by: emily dwyer from Pennsylvania on Jul. 18, 2009 15:33
(verb) : to adapt for reuse
You can upcycled jeans into a skirt, jacket, or bag.
Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 14, 2014 06:12
(verb) : to use in a new way
Submitted by: on Jun. 13, 2013 19:21
(verb) : to convert to a new use especially instead of discarding
I upcycled a wooden pallet into a beautiful coffee table.
Submitted by: Vicki Carter from Florida on May. 28, 2013 06:14
(verb) : to adapt (something) to a new use especially instead of discarding it
Submitted by: Beth from Pennsylvania on Sep. 22, 2012 16:32
(verb) : to adapt to a new use : recycle
Submitted by: antwarePottery from California on Oct. 18, 2011 19:39
updatable (adjective) : Expresses that something can be updated.
The database is updatable.
Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 21, 2006 16:23
(noun) : an act of updating
Submitted by: Diana Minick from Michigan on May. 15, 2013 09:51
(noun) : the act of updating
That paper in your portfolio requires an updation. —Adeeb Claudio,
Submitted by: The Sandman aka Flash from West Virginia on Oct. 25, 2007 08:53
(noun) : :Improvement :update
Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 13, 2006 08:23