v.go up; mount
You can go up on a ladder.
This is a very tall building. How can we get to the top without a lift?
Here comes the bus. Let's get on.
v.be used after a verb to indicate a rise in level or a movement of the subject toward the object
We all rushed up to meet him.
v.rise to a department regarded as higher
The new director of education worked in our department before his promotion.
- NoteWhen it is used as a complement after a verb, it is usually read in the neutral tone. But in the format "verb + 不 + 上去", "没 + verb + 上去", it still read the original tone.
- "上" and "去" can be combined as one word, or be used separately with other elements inserted.
The slope is so steep that I cannot go up.