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From The Girl On The Train

"Afterwards, he went to get the papers and I made scrambled eggs, we sat in the kitchen drinking tea, we
went to the pub for a late lunch, we fell asleep, tangled up together in front of the TV"

Does the meaning remain correct wheather we omit "up"?
What does "up" add to the meaning?

Thanks a lot!
  • Cenzontle

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    English, U.S.
    With some verbs, "up" can mean "completely".
    "He ate up the sandwich"—this emphasizes that the sandwich is all gone.
    "Write up your ideas"—do a complete job of writing your ideas.
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