1. An elephant can eat up to 400 pounds of food in one day!
up to: as much as; almost
2. There are some Americans who spend up to eight hours a day watching television.
3. He spends up to two or three hours on the phone every day at work.
4. A sudden thunderstorm flooded the srteets. The water was up to the top of his tires.
up to: as high as
|5. I’m up to Lesson Eight in the Yellow Level. |
| 6. She worked her way up to a management position very quickly. |
| 7. Most of the big decisions in the company are left up to him. |
A: What’s Roger up to these days?
B: Not much. He lost his job, so he spends a lot of time rollerblading now.
up to: this idiom is used for activity:
What are you up to?
What are you doing?
9. He walked up to a police officer and asked for help in finding his mother.
walk up to / go up to: to address a person; say something