What is the opposite of down?

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Adverb
Opposite of towards a (lower) place or position
“He made his way through the short corridor, before proceeding up to the upper deck entrance via the rung ladder and scaffolding.”
Adverb
Opposite of at or in a lower position
“The house has three bedrooms which are all located upstairs.”
Adverb
Opposite of in a tumbling movement towards the ground
“Do I have to jump up and down like a monkey, with a cowbell around my neck for anyone to notice me?”
Adverb
Opposite of back or backward
Preposition
Opposite of throughout the length of
“The rest of the circus wagons came around the mountain pass, much more slowly and without further damage.”
Preposition
Opposite of throughout (a period of time)
“Even before the Middle Ages, both domestic economic activity and foreign trade were widespread in Japan.”
Preposition
Opposite of from a higher to a lower point of (something)
“He talked to the dog and got it to climb up the ladder and onto the platform.”
Preposition
Opposite of to the other side of
“Jay had miraculously emerged from a 12-foot fall completely unscathed.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a state of unhappiness or depression
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“While he has suffered, I think he's made a lot of money from it, and that has made him very happy.”
Adjective
Opposite of not being in working order
“As she drove up into the Santa Cruz mountains she glanced at the dashboard clock, miraculously still working after all these years.”
Adjective
Opposite of brought or having come to an end
“Windows to the facility are kept closed and sealed while work is ongoing.”
Adjective
Opposite of temporarily suffering from a disorder of the body
“When the body feels healthy and sound, the mind tends to follow suit.”
Adjective
Opposite of placed or scheduled on a list or addendum
“The meeting was unscheduled, so I was not expecting him.”
Adjective
Opposite of bearing good value, worth or reliability
“I will tell you in good faith, Sir, that this is a worthless investment, and your money is better spent elsewhere.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of marked by a characteristic deemed as being impressive with regards to fashion
“The younger generation appears to have the impression that I am rather uncool.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in enthusiasm
“In my experience children become quite involved with the details of their imagery and are enthusiastic to share these with others.”
Adjective
Opposite of suffered a damage
Adjective
Opposite of descending
Verb
Opposite of to ingest food or drink, usually very quickly
“He appeared to vomit directly down into the turf next to the penalty spot.”
Verb
Opposite of to knock or bring to the ground
“Somewhere on the long list of jobs is a task to erect a nice little shed in the back garden.”
Verb
(somewhat rare) Opposite of to reject by or as if by a vote
“If there is a vote, a simple majority of creditors is sufficient to approve the proposal.”
Verb
Opposite of to swallow in liquid form
Verb
Opposite of to take into the stomach through the mouth and throat
Verb
Opposite of to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall
“As a sign of good sportsmanship, he extended his hand to help his opponent back to his feet.”
Verb
Opposite of to take in as food
“I avoid food for hours each day as part of my intermittent fast.”
Verb
Opposite of to refuse or reject
“I accept your argument and deem it sufficient to drop the charges.”
Verb
Opposite of to swallow or eat greedily
Verb
Opposite of to drink quickly
Verb
Opposite of to swallow or eat greedily
Noun
Opposite of an unwelcome experience or event
“We later found out that the cold weather was a real blessing because it killed all the roaches in our furniture and belongings.”
Noun
Opposite of something (as a situation or event) that is depressing
“The upside is that with so much freelance work crammed into a short amount of time, it will bring in a fair amount of money.”
Noun
Opposite of a loss of success or status
“Occasionally, businesses hit a purple patch and produce excess profits.”
Noun
Opposite of a feeling or period of unhappiness or depression
“Christine had felt an adrenaline rush that gave her a high like never before.”
Noun
(dated) Opposite of a lingering ill will towards a person for a real or imagined wrong
“I looked up at him as a son might look up in appreciation of his father, as there was a strong connection.”
Noun
Opposite of a frizzy mass of hair or fibre
Noun
Opposite of a loss of status
Noun
Opposite of a naturally raised area of land, not as high or craggy as a mountain
Noun
Opposite of a strong feeling of not liking or approving
Noun
Opposite of a ridge or hill of sand piled up by the wind
Noun
Opposite of depressing experience
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