Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Nov 2009
    • Posts: 141
    #1

    The meaning of "go up to"

    What is the meaning of "goes up to" in the following sentence?

    She goes up to this man and looks straight into his eyes.

  1. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #2

    Re: The meaning of "go up to"

    She walks towards the man until she is very close to him.

  2. tzfujimino's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 2,697
    #3

    Re: The meaning of "go up to"

    Hello.
    Please see the definition #4 here: up - definition of up by Macmillan Dictionary

    P.S. Shamsiyan, please extend your heartfelt thanks to 5jj for his crystal clear answer.
    He devoted some of his time to answering your question.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 26-Jul-2012 at 11:10.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Nov 2009
    • Posts: 141
    #4

    Re: The meaning of "go up to"

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello.
    Please see the definition #4 here: up - definition of up by Macmillan Dictionary
    Thank you for your help.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,903
    #5

    Re: The meaning of "go up to"

    Though the tense is present, this sounds like a past narrative to me.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2011, 19:24
  2. [General] what is the meaning of "aware of one's tongue"? "ego shrapnel"?
    By mokbon in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-Jan-2011, 09:09
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Jan-2011, 10:25
  4. Meaning of "angelic","reckon","bow"
    By Adam Cruge in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Jul-2010, 11:04
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Jun-2010, 02:25

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •