up

I
adj Happy, cheerful. He has been up ever since he met his new girlfriend. 1960s
II
p Out of time. Hey, it's getting late; we're up, let's go. 1990s
III
v To shoplift or steal. He upped the cigarettes from the grocery store. 1990s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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