If you come upon someone or something, you meet them or find them by chance .
to think of ( as ); consider
To play upon something means the same as to → play on it.
If you are put-upon, you are treated badly by someone who takes advantage of your willingness to help them.
If you are set upon by people, they make a sudden and unexpected physical attack on you.
If something is frowned upon or is frowned on people disapprove of it.
If something is thrust upon you, you are forced to have it, deal with it, or experience it.
upon my soul!:
an exclamation of surprise
upon my word!:
on my honour
to regulate one's behaviour in accordance with ( advice, information, etc)
If you fix on a particular thing, you decide that it is the one you want and will have.
If you light on something or light upon it, you suddenly notice it or find it.
If you say that someone is sitting on something, you mean that they are delaying dealing with it.
a town in N England, in N Northumberland at the mouth of the Tweed : much involved in border disputes between England and Scotland between the 12th and 16th centuries; neutral territory 1551–1885. Pop: 12 870 (2001)
a town in W central England, in E Staffordshire : famous for brewing . Pop: 43 784 (2001)
Kingston upon Hull:
a unitary authority in NE England, in the East Riding of Yorkshire : formerly (1974–96) part of the county of Humberside . Pop: 247 900 (2003 est). Area: 71 sq km (27 sq miles)
once upon a time:
Once upon a time is used to indicate that something happened or existed a long time ago or in an imaginary world. It is often used at the beginning of children's stories.
take upon oneself:
to take the responsibility for; accept as a charge
(upon) my word!:
indeed! really !
If you call on someone to do something or call upon them to do it, you say publicly that you want them to do it.
If a fact or idea dawns on you, you realize it.
to think, speak, or write at length
to begin ; set out on; start
If you fall on something when it arrives or appears, you eagerly seize it or welcome it.
to take as food; eat
If you ask someone to hang on, you ask them to wait or stop what they are doing or saying for a moment .
If you hit on an idea or a solution to a problem, or hit upon it, you think of it.
If you lean on someone or lean upon them, you depend on them for support and encouragement.
If you look on while something happens, you watch it happening without taking part yourself.
under the obligation of an oath
to determine or decide
If you seize on something or seize upon it, you show great interest in it, often because it is useful to you.
If someone trades on something, they make use of it for their own advantage, often in an unfair way.
If you are waiting on something, you are waiting for it to happen, for example before you do or decide anything.
to persuade or influence or attempt to persuade or influence
Kingston upon Thames:
a borough of SW Greater London, on the River Thames : formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of several former boroughs of Surrey ; administrative centre of Surrey. Pop: 150 400 (2003 est). Area: 38 sq km (15 sq miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne:
a port in NE England in Newcastle upon Tyne unitary authority, Tyne and Wear, near the mouth of the River Tyne opposite Gateshead : Roman remains ; engineering industries, including ship repairs ; two universities (1937, 1992). Pop: 189 863 (2001)
a borough of Greater London, on the River Thames : formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of Barnes, Richmond, and Twickenham ; site of Hampton Court Palace and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew . Pop: 179 200 (2003 est). Area: 55 sq km (21 sq miles)
a town in SE England, in N Surrey . Pop: 50 538 (2001)
town in S Warwickshire, England, on the Avon : birthplace & burial place of Shakespeare : pop. of county district (called Stratford-on-Avon ) 106,000
think on (or upon):
to give thought or consideration to
If you talk about a characteristic or situation bordering on something, usually something that you consider bad, you mean that it is almost that thing.
to come upon by accident
If you count on something or count upon it, you expect it to happen and include it in your plans .