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come up meaning and definition

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COME UP verb

Definition of come up (verb)

  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
    • antonym: depart
  4. come to the surface
  5. originate or come into being
  6. move upward
  7. be mentioned
    • "These names came up in the discussion"
  8. start running, functioning, or operating
  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: find, get hold, line up
  10. come up, of celestial bodies
    • "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
    • synonyms: ascend, rise, uprise
    • antonym: go down
  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, muster up, rally, summon
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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