Definition of 'upright'
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He was found sitting upright against a wall in the abbey graveyard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People who knew and worked with him would say he was a good, upright man. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am at least staying upright and managing to float my mat sufficiently well to perform some of the moves being shouted by our poolside instructor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I sat upright in the chair, the area was sanitised and the German-born doctor meticulously injected around the bumps. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Does she need his support to stay upright? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Team officials had to haul him back upright to carry on playing. The Sun (2012)Inside he was sitting upright in bed. The Sun (2010)What we do not know is whether he could have stayed upright if he had really tried. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Locals who arrived at the scene found two charred bodies still sitting bolt upright in their seats. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They stand upright or stalk about on the clifftop grass on bright orange feet. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The torso should be straight and upright. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It will feel natural to relax in an upright position rather than a slump. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sit in an upright chair with your eyes closed. BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)We walked to the choir practice room where there was an upright piano. Seminary Boy (2006)He sits bolt upright in bed and is immensely polite. The Sun (2013)They did not stay upright for long. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His face flushed scarlet and he sat bolt upright. The Secret Garden (1911) Stand upright with your tummy pulled in and chest lifted. The Sun (2013)Arrange the leaves in an upright position in a deep salad bowl. Asthma and Eczema - special diet cookbook (1989)She sits in an upright armchair; her feet rest on a stool. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She looked athletic, with her upright figure and straight back. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hold the bottle upright and be careful so when the top opens the bleach won't blow out. The Sun (2013)At first his electric chair had to be tilted back to allow him to breathe properly but he would train himself to sit bolt upright. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I'm trying to turn this man into an upright citizen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Allow for at least 2ft of timber underground for an upright standing 8ft above ground. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He missed in the twelfth and fourteenth minutes, although his second effort did hit the upright, and fluffed his dropped goal attempt early in the second half. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'upright'
British English: upright /ˈʌpˌraɪt/ ADVERB
If you are sitting or standing upright, you have your back straight and are not bending or lying down.
The wind was so strong I couldn't stand upright.
- American English: upright
- Arabic: عَمُودِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: verticalmente
- Chinese: 笔直
- Croatian: uspravno
- Czech: vzpřímeně
- Danish: opret
- Dutch: rechtop
- European Spanish: erguido
- Finnish: pystyssä
- French: droit debout
- German: aufrecht
- Greek: όρθια
- Italian: verticalmente
- Japanese: まっすぐ上に
- Korean: 수직으로
- Norwegian: stående
- Polish: pionowo
- European Portuguese: verticalmente
- Romanian: drept
- Russian: вертикальный
- Spanish: erguido
- Swedish: upprätt
- Thai: ที่ตั้งขึ้น
- Turkish: dik
- Ukrainian: прямо
- Vietnamese: thẳng đứng
British English: upright ADJECTIVE
If you are sitting or standing upright, you are sitting or standing with your back straight, rather than bending or lying down.
She sat upright in her chair.
British English: upright NOUN
You can refer to vertical posts or the vertical parts of an object as uprights.
...the uprights of a four-poster bed.
Definition of upright from the Collins English Dictionary
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