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  • adjective Directed or moving up or in a direction conventionally considered up; upstream
  • adverb Up or in a direction conventionally considered up; upstream

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  • adjective heading in any direction that is conventionally up


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  • We could turn at the next intersection and take the first upbound street after that.

    Starfarers Anderson, Poul, 1926- 1998

  • There were hairpin turns, but the road's edge was marked by white lines and protected by guardrails, and double yellow lines separated the upbound and downbound lanes.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain Braun, Lilian Jackson 1992

  • The ordeal of the last two hours had been stupefying, but now he gathered his wits and followed the other vehicle gratefully as it led the way back down the narrow road to a fork, where it turned onto an upbound trail.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain Braun, Lilian Jackson 1992

  • There was also a substantial upbound movement of manufactured goods from all parts of the world, as well as of imports of certain essential raw materials not to be found in Canada.

    A Troubled Artery 1966

  • It promises to be all the greater because upbound vessels with ore and other cargoes will find it of advantage to carry grain and other downbound cargoes making for a greater economy in the use of the vessels.

    The St. Lawrence Seaway 1955

  • From Lake Erie to the head of the Lakes, a distance of 970 miles with controlling navigation channels of 25 feet downbound and 21 feet upbound.

    The St. Lawrence Seaway 1955

  • When we travel by horse or by modern motor car in that now accessible region and look about us, we should not fail to reflect on the long trail of the upbound boats which Manuel Lisa and other traders sent out almost immediately upon the return of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

    The Passing of the Frontier; a chronicle of the old West Emerson Hough 1890

  • Wailing her woe, the widow {41a} old, her hair upbound, for Beowulf's death sung in her sorrow, and said full oft she dreaded the doleful days to come, deaths enow, and doom of battle, and shame.

    Beowulf Anonymous 1887

  • Andrews tried to get the conductor to move on to Adairsville and there meet the upbound passenger train; but that official was too badly scared by the danger he had just escaped to take any more chances, and he refused to budge until the other train should arrive.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris 1878

  • A boot - black whose stand is near Heilwiggs ', reported that he saw one of the' Gray Women 'pick up something, and get on an upbound car.

    At the Mercy of Tiberius 1872


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