upwards · adverb /ˈʌp.wədz/Full view
C1 towards a higher position, level or value
Dictionary example:

The cost of completion has been revised upwards again due to inflation.

Learner example:

In evaporation the water drops from seas are carried upwards and form clouds. (International English Language Testing System; C1; Telugu)

upwards of sth
C2 more than a particular amount
Dictionary example:

Double rooms cost upwards of £70 a night.

Learner example:

Once home to upwards of 50,000 people, Gaza was occupied by anti-gover[n]ment forces for over two years. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Greek)

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