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upright Idioms & Phrases


Bolt upright

  • . (a) Perfectly upright; perpendicular; straight up; unbendingly erect. Addison. (b) On the back at full length. Obs.
Webster 1913

place upright

  • verb put into an upright position
    stand up; stand.
    • Can you stand the bookshelf up?
WordNet

semi-upright

  • adjective satellite of animals that are partly erect
WordNet

Upright drill

  • (Mach.), a drilling machine having the spindle vertical.
Webster 1913

upright piano

  • noun a piano with a vertical sounding board
    upright.
WordNet

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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