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    to head up

    Dear friends...

    Could you please comment on the meaning of the sentence below?

    We can head up first thing in the morning!

    I searched the web and found nothing.

    Many thanks

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    Re: to head up

    I can’t say for sure without a context, but it probably just means “start traveling”.

    The place they are going might be “up” in some way, like “up a hill”, or “up north”.

    We also say, "head off", "head out" and "head down" with similar meanings.

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    #3

    Re: to head up

    means to cheer up or get happy
    generally English language has many phrasal verbs that change the whole contexts

    good luck

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    Re: to head up

    Shouldn't there be a preposition between 'up' and 'first'?

    I guess it means they are going somewhere not previously planned. What intrigues me is that she says 'first thing'. Hm.

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    Re: to head up

    true will, I am fairly sure you are wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Shouldn't there be a preposition between 'up' and 'first'?
    No, but you could say "head up there first..." if you wanted to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    I guess it means they are going somewhere not previously planned.
    Why do you think that? It doesn't suggest that to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    What intrigues me is that she says 'first thing'. Hm.
    "First thing in the morning" just means early in the morning, before you do anything else.

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    #6

    Re: to head up

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear friends...

    Could you please comment on the meaning of the sentence below?

    We can head up first thing in the morning!

    I searched the web and found nothing.

    Many thanks
    Hi offroad,

    Check if this link head up - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. gives you what you need.

    Hope it helps.

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut

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    Re: to head up

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Hi offroad,

    Check if this link head up - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. gives you what you need.

    Hope it helps.

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut
    I don't think it does in this case because we are not talking about "to head something up", just "to head up".

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    Re: to head up

    Offroad, why don't you give us the context in which you found this sentence?

    It means nothing to me in isolation.

    Rover

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    Re: to head up

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Offroad, why don't you give us the context in which you found this sentence?

    It means nothing to me in isolation.

    Rover
    It could be from this Dan Brown story. It's hard to tell if it really is Dan Brown though - it could be a parody or an homage written by an autistic child.

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    Re: to head up

    Thanks for your trouble, Munch, but we shouldn't have to guess, should we?

    Rover

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