Definition of 'come up'
- bring forth, usually something desirable; "The committee came up with some interesting recommendations"
- result or issue; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"
- 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"
Antonyms: go go away depart
- come to the surface
Synonyms: surface rise up rise
- originate or come into being; "a question arose"
Synonyms: arise bob up
- 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
- be mentioned; "These names came up in the discussion"
- start running, functioning, or operating; "the lights went on"; "the computer came up"
Synonyms: go on come on
Antonyms: go off
- 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
- 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
- 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
- gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
Synonyms: muster rally summon muster up