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come up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word come up

Definition
(verb) bring forth, usually something desirable
Example Sentence
  • The committee came up with some interesting recommendations

Definition
(verb) result or issue
Synonyms : arise
Example Sentence
  • A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion

Definition
(verb) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
Synonyms : come
Example Sentence
  • He came singing down the road
  • Come with me to the Casbah
  • come down here!
  • come out of the closet!
  • come into the room

Definition
(verb) come to the surface
Synonyms : rise , rise up , surface

Definition
(verb) originate or come into being
Synonyms : arise , bob up
Example Sentence
  • a question arose

Definition
(verb) move upward
Synonyms : arise , go up , lift , move up , rise , uprise
Example Sentence
  • The fog lifted
  • The smoke arose from the forest fire
  • The mist uprose from the meadows

Definition
(verb) be mentioned
Example Sentence
  • These names came up in the discussion

Definition
(verb) start running, functioning, or operating
Synonyms : come on , go on
Example Sentence
  • the lights went on
  • the computer came up

Definition
(verb) get something or somebody for a specific purpose
Synonyms : find , get hold , line up
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) come up, of celestial bodies
Synonyms : ascend , rise , uprise
Example Sentence
  • The sun also rises
  • The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...
  • Jupiter ascends

Definition
(verb) gather (money or other resources) together over time
Synonyms : scrape , scrape up , scratch
Example Sentence
  • She had scraped together enough money for college
  • they scratched a meager living

Definition
(verb) gather or bring together
Synonyms : muster , muster up , rally , summon
Example Sentence
  • muster the courage to do something
  • she rallied her intellect
  • Summon all your courage

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