up in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Translations for up in the English»French Dictionary

I.up [ʌp] ADJ Up appears frequently in English as the second element of phrasal verbs ( get up, pick up etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( get, pick etc.).

1. up (out of bed):

2. up (higher in amount, level):

3. up (wrong) inf:

1. up (high):

2. up (in direction):

VIII.up and down ADV (to and fro)

2. up (as many as):

XIV.up <part prés upping; prét, part passé upped> [ʌp] VERB trans (increase)

XV.up <part prés upping; prét, part passé upped> [ʌp] VERB intr inf

See also pick over, pick, get

I.pick over VERB [Brit pɪk -, Am pɪk -] (pick [sth] over, pick over [sth])

I.pick [Brit pɪk, Am pɪk] NOUN

II.pick [Brit pɪk, Am pɪk] VERB trans

1. pick (choose, select):

III.pick [Brit pɪk, Am pɪk] VERB intr

2. pick (poke) → pick at

I.get <part prés getting, prét got, part passé got, gotten Am > [ɡet] VERB trans This much-used verb has no multi-purpose equivalent in French and therefore is very often translated by choosing a synonym: to get lunch = to prepare lunch = préparer le déjeuner.
get is used in many idiomatic expressions ( to get something off one's chest etc.) and translations will be found in the appropriate entry ( chest etc.). This is also true of offensive comments ( get stuffed etc.) where the appropriate entry would be stuff.
Remember that when get is used to express the idea that a job is done not by you but by somebody else ( to get a room painted etc.) faire is used in French followed by an infinitive ( faire repeindre une pièce etc.).
When get has the meaning of become and is followed by an adjective ( to get rich/drunk etc.) devenir is sometimes useful but check the appropriate entry ( rich, drunk etc.) as a single verb often suffices ( s'enrichir, s'enivrer etc.).
For examples and further uses of get see the entry below.

1. get (receive):

3. get (obtain):

27. get (start):

II.get <part prés getting, prét got, part passé got, gotten Am > [ɡet] VERB intr

4. get (arrive):

5. get (progress):

cosy up VERB [Brit ˈkəʊzi -, Am ˈkoʊzi -] inf Brit, cozy up VERB inf Am

balls-up Brit, ball-up Am NOUN slang

I.balls up VERB [Brit bɔːl -, Am bɔl -] slang Brit, ball up VERB slang Am (ball up [sth], ball [sth] up)

I.brush up (on) VERB [Brit brʌʃ -, Am brəʃ -] (brush up (on) [sth], brush [sth] up)

I.fatten up VERB [Brit ˈfat(ə)n -, Am ˈfætn -] (fatten [sb/sth] up, fatten up [sb/sth])

I.swallow up VERB [Brit ˈswɒləʊ -, Am ˈswɑloʊ -] (swallow up [sth], swallow [sth] up) lit, fig

I.blow-up [Brit, Am ˈbloʊˌəp] NOUN

II.blow-up [Brit, Am ˈbloʊˌəp] ADJ (inflatable)

I.board up VERB [Brit bɔːd -, Am bɔrd -] (board [sth] up, board up [sth])

up in the PONS Dictionary

Translations for up in the English»French Dictionary

See also down3, down2, down1