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  Definition of come up
  1. occur; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"
  2. gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
  3. gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"
  4. start running, functioning, or operating; "the lights went on"; "the computer came up"
  5. bring forth, usually something desirable; "The committee came up with some interesting recommendations"
  6. 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"
  7. move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
  8. come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
  9. come to the surface
  10. 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"
  11. originate or come into being; "aquestion arose"
  12. be mentioned; "These names came up in the discussion"
Similar Words: arise, muster, rally, summon, muster up, scrape, scrape up, go on, come on, come, rise, lift, move up, go up, uprise, ascend, surface, rise up, line up, get hold, find, bob up

 

See Also: attach to, accompany, come with, go with, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, come in, survive, pull through, pull round, make it, rise, uprise, ascend, surface, rise up

 

Hyponyms: condense, open, open up, nickel-and-dime, emanate, address, accost, come up to, approach, come near, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, scend, surge, climb, climb up, mount, soar, soar up, soar upwards, zoom, rocket, skyrocket, uplift, chandelle, steam, rise, uprise, ascend, emerge, resurface, bubble up, intumesce, well, swell

 

Derivational Morphology: rally, rallying, approach, approaching, coming, elevation, lift, raising, rise, rising, ascent, ascension, ascending, surface, Earth's surface, surfacing

 

 
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