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Definition of 'come up'


  1. bring forth, usually something desirable; "The committee came up with some interesting recommendations"
  2. result or issue; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"
       Synonyms: arise
  3. move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room"
       Synonyms: come
       Antonyms: go go away depart
  4. come to the surface
       Synonyms: surface rise up rise
  5. originate or come into being; "a question arose"
       Synonyms: arise bob up
  6. move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
       Synonyms: rise lift arise move up go up uprise
       Antonyms: descend fall go down come down
  7. be mentioned; "These names came up in the discussion"
  8. start running, functioning, or operating; "the lights went on"; "the computer came up"
       Synonyms: go on come on
       Antonyms: go off
  9. get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
       Synonyms: line up get hold find
  10. come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
       Synonyms: rise uprise ascend
       Antonyms: set go down go under
  11. gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living"
       Synonyms: scrape scrape up scratch
  12. gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
       Synonyms: muster rally summon muster up

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