TO BE UP TO PHRASAL VERBS V

As usual, we are going to look into three UP phrasal verbs:

–TO HOLD UP 

–TO KEEP UP

–TO LOOK UP

UP USES                                                  UP EXAMPLES
1.  in an upward direction                        The smoke rose up
2.  in an approaching direction                 The boy ran to us
3.  completion                                           He used the coal up
4.  emphasis                                             Speak up! Hurry up! 

To hold up:
To hold something in a high position
She held up her hand for silence 
Note: Upward

To keep up:
To move at the same speed as someone
Try to keep up!
Note: Emphasis

To look up:
To find the meaning of a word by looking in a book, list or computer
I didn´t know what “loquacious” meant and had to look it up in a dictionary
Note: completion
 

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