- go up
- 1. obsoleteto be killed by hangingEspecially in 19th-century America. Occasionally also of natural death:You'd better give it up if you don't want to go up. (Cookson, 1969 — the thing to be given up was working with lead paint)2. to be under the influence of illegal narcotics
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.