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upon  

EN[əˈpɒn]
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  • Adverbe
    1. Being the target of an action.
      1. He was set upon by the agitated dogs
    2. Incidental to a specified point in time or order of action; usually combined with here-, there- or where-.
      1. The clock struck noon, whereupon the students proceeded to lunch.
  • Préposition
    1. Being above and in contact with another.
      1. Place the book upon the table. ‎
    2. Being directly supported by another.
      1. The crew set sail upon the sea. ‎
      2. She balanced upon one foot. ‎
    3. Being followed by another so as to form a series.
      1. hours upon hours, years upon years
    4. At a prescribed point in time.
      1. The contract was rendered void upon his death. ‎
    5. On.
      1. Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.
  • Plus d'exemples
    1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
      • Our "music" consisted of a bass-drum, which was tortured by the clown; a fish-horn beautifully played upon by Sam Palmer; a dinner-bell whose din was extracted by Jack Adams.
      • I heard her ideas and seized upon them immediately. ‎
      • he jumped up with a strain;   the strain upon the sailboat's rigging
    2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
      • Upon arrival at the campsite, they discovered that they had forgotten the tent pegs and had to use rocks and logs to tether the tent instead.
      • Upon reception, the data packets are deshuffled by the deshuffler.
      • Upon the occasion of his first publication he quit his day job, only to find that Grub Street wasn't lined with manors and villas but hovels and slums.
    3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
      • Because of the professor's venerability his opinion was often asked, but his actual attendance in committee meetings was not insisted upon.
      • Baiting fish is not illegal in this state, but strongly frowned upon.

Meaning of upon for the defined word.

Grammaticalement, ce mot "upon" est un adverbe, plus spécifiquement, un adverbes incomparable. C'est aussi un préposition.
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    1. Adverbes
      • Adverbes incomparable
      • Prépositions
      Difficulté: Niveau 1
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      Définition: Niveau 7
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      Liens Connexes:
      1. en upon't
      2. en upon the by
      3. en upon a stound
      4. en upon the tapis
      5. en upon the whole
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