2011년 10월 12일 수요일

Dic: up to (some of its usages)

  • He's not up to the job.
  • I don't feel up to going to work today.
  • Those patients who were up to it could move to the adjacent pool.
  • His fellow-directors were not up to running the business without him.
4. (also up to doing something) physically or mentally capable of something
1. PREP-PHRASE : PREP n/-ing If you feel up to doing something, you are well enough to do it.
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  • Her latest book isn't up to her usual standard. 
  • Up to twenty thousand students paid between five and six thousand dollars.
  • It could be up to two years before the process is complete. 
  • My own souffles aren't up to much.
3. as high or as good as something.
5. PREP-PHRASE : PREP amount You use up to to say how large something can be or what level it has reached.
6. PHRASE : v-link PHR If you say that something is not up to much, you mean that it is of poor quality.[ BRIT, INFORMAL ]
.... OALD, COBUILD

CF: Dic: up to something, Dic: feel up to, be up to

CF. up to:
  • a) devising or scheming; occupied with: she's up to no good.
  • b) dependent or incumbent upon: the decision is up to you.
  • c) equal to (a challenge, etc.) or capable of (doing, etc.): are you up to playing in the final?
  • d) aware of: up to a person's tricks.
  • e) as far as: up to his waist in mud.
  • f) as many as: up to two years' waiting time.
  • g) comparable with: not up to your normal standard.
.... Collins English
 

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