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It took me a few years to explain to my colleagues and my mentors and the people that I looked up to and I wrestled that I'm not in wrestling anymore. I'm in sports entertainment. Pro' wrestling doesn't mean that we're saying we're a step up above amateur wrestling, because there's nothing above Olympic wrestling.
Kurt Angle

Meaning of "up to" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UP TO

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WHAT DOES UP TO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Up to

In mathematics, the phrase up to indicates that its grammatical object is some equivalence class, to be regarded as a single entity, or disregarded as a single entity. If this object is a class of transformations, it implies the equivalence of objects one of which is the image of the other under such a transformation. If X is some property or process, the phrase "up to X" means "disregarding a possible difference in X". For instance we might follow the statement "an integer's prime factorization is unique up to ordering", meaning that the prime factorization is unique if we disregard the order of the factors; or we might say "the solution to an indefinite integral is f, up to addition by a constant", meaning that the added constant is not the focus here, the solution f is, and that the addition of a constant is to be regarded as a background, of secondary focus. Further examples concerning up to isomorphism, up to permutations and up to rotations are described below. In informal contexts, mathematicians often use the word modulo for similar purposes, as in "modulo isomorphism".

Definition of up to in the English dictionary

The first definition of up to in the dictionary is devising or scheming; occupied with. Other definition of up to is dependent or incumbent upon. Up to is also equal to or capable of.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UP TO

up oneself
up the ante
up the boohai
up the creek
up the duff
up the pole
up the spout
up to a point
up to date
up to high doh
up to one´s ears
up to one´s eyes
up to one´s neck in
up to putty
up to scratch
up to snuff
up to speed
up to the elbows with
up to the minute
up top

WORDS THAT END LIKE UP TO

be a wake-up to
come up to
face up to
feel up to
keep to
lead up to
make up to
measure up to
play up to
put up to
stand up to
suck up to

Synonyms and antonyms of up to in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «up to» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UP TO

Find out the translation of up to to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of up to from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «up to» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

最多
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hasta
570 millions of speakers

English

up to
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अप करने के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تصل إلى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

até
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পর্যন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jusqu´à
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sehingga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bis zu
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

まで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

까지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

nganti
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அது வரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इथपर्यंत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kadar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

do
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

până la
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έως
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upp till
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opptil
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of up to

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UP TO»

The term «up to» is very widely used and occupies the 706 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UP TO» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «up to» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «up to» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about up to

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10 QUOTES WITH «UP TO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word up to.
1
Alfred Adler
It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
2
Kurt Angle
It took me a few years to explain to my colleagues and my mentors and the people that I looked up to and I wrestled that I'm not in wrestling anymore. I'm in sports entertainment. Pro' wrestling doesn't mean that we're saying we're a step up above amateur wrestling, because there's nothing above Olympic wrestling.
3
Rudolf Arnheim
The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest, have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude. No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple.
4
Russell Baker
Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
5
Shirley Bassey
I hate it when people come up to me when I'm eating.
6
Emma Bunton
My family brought me up to be very respectful of people.
7
Homaro Cantu
According to the supermarkets, there is no such thing as 'out of season.' Berries in the middle of February? Why not? Seafood flown in from Japan? Sure. While it all adds up to appetizing and varied meals throughout the year, regardless of the weather, it comes with a price tag - both ethical and financial.
8
Billy Carter
The press made me something I really wasn't and I tried to live up to what they made me.
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Rosemary Clooney
I remember Mitch Miller saying every week, This rock and roll stuff will never last. But one doesn't like to bring that up to Mitch.
10
Miranda Cosgrove
I'm lucky because my two best friends are from kindergarten so they never thought that it was a big deal that I was in acting; they don't even ever talk about it. They still act all confused, like, 'What's going on?' when we go places and people come up to me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UP TO»

Discover the use of up to in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to up to and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cracked Up to Be
Perfect Parker Fadley isn’t so perfect anymore.
Courtney Summers, 2008
2
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me
A portrait of an explosive decade, sparkling with inventive writing and conveying the essence of a generation, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, as Thomas Pynchon writes in the introduction, "comes on like the Hallelujah Chorus done ...
Richard Farina, 1996
3
Step-Up to Medicine
"The questions serve as a self-assessment tool, allowing students to think through clinical scenarios without answer choices influencing their thought process.
Steven S. Agabegi, Elizabeth D. Agabegi, 2012
4
From ACT UP to the WTO: Urban Protest and Community Building ...
This anthology offers a history of ACT UP for a new generation of activists and students.
Benjamin Shepard, Ronald Hayduk, 2002
5
Step-Up to USMLE Step 2
This Step-Up Series volume is a high-yield, systems-based, outline-format review of commonly tested USMLE Step 2 material, including internal medicine subspecialties, required clerkship specialties, and important topics in medical practice.
Jonathan P. Van Kleunen, 2012
6
Wake Up To Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention
The key to becoming fully alive and joyful is to develop our natural capacity for attention and to be fully present here and now.
Ken McLeod, 2002
7
Talkin' Up to the White Woman: Aboriginal Women and Feminism
Revealing the invisible position of power and privilege in feminist practice, this accessible and provocative analysis elucidates the whiteness of Australian feminism.
Aileen Moreton-Robinson, 2000
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The Complete and Up-to-Date Fat Book: A Guide to the Fat, ...
Lists the fat content, total calories, and percentage of fat calories for over 30,000 food products, brand names, and fast-food chains.
Karen J. Bellerson, 2001
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Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul ...
According to Jennifer Hochschild, we have failed to face up to what that dream requires of our society, and yet we possess no other central belief that can save the United States from chaos.
Jennifer L. Hochschild, 1996
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The Age of Apology: Facing Up to the Past
In "The Age of Apology" twenty-two law, politics, and human rights scholars explore the legal, political, social, historical, moral, religious, and anthropological aspects of Western apologies.
Mark Gibney, 2008

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UP TO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term up to is used in the context of the following news items.
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Philae comet lander 'wakes up' from hibernation to resume Rosetta …
Travelling at up to 84,000mph and more than 300m miles away from Earth, the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko seemed like an impossible target. «The Guardian, Jun 15»

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