up to

ADJECTIVE
  1. busy or occupied with
    what have you been up to?
    up to no good
  2. having the requisite qualities for
    equal to the task
    the work isn't up to the standard I require
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How To Use up to In A Sentence

  • He described the sequence of events leading up to the robbery.
  • I have to find grass and bring it up to them, otherwise they'll die. Times, Sunday Times
  • And we -- it does extent all the way up toward Jacksonville, all the way down into West Palm Beach, all the way over to Fort Myers, and northward, almost kind of budging into the pan -- the Big Bend area, almost into the Panhandle, but not quite just yet. CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2004
  • The welfare state was not set up to support vast families or single mothers in inter-generational welfare dependency. We deserve a fair society, but it won't be created by a vendetta against the poor
  • Most rural stations had a staff of at least six, and perhaps up to a dozen, who them carried out the duties of stationmaster, signalman, booking clerk, ticket collector, porter, shunter, lengthman and lampman.
  • It's really weighing her down because she's not living up to her ideals any longer.
  • One Mercedes engineer estimated that, worldwide, up to 50,000 vehicles may have to be repaired, which is a blow for a company which prides itself on reliability and quality. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • Thrice a day, the performers have been taking to the stage under the massive fireproof tents, which can accommodate up to 2,500 viewers.
  • We sat in aw as we listened to Hillary's speech and wondered aloud what she's up too. POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, June 2, 2008
  • The finishing line may be in sight but the final lap is shaping up to be an epic battle. Times, Sunday Times
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