Definitions for come up

Definitions for (verb) come up

Main entry: come up, arise

Definition: result or issue

Usage: A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion

Main entry: come up, summon, muster, muster up, rally

Definition: gather or bring together

Usage: muster the courage to do something; she rallied her intellect; Summon all your courage

Main entry: come up, scrape, scrape up, scratch

Definition: gather (money or other resources) together over time

Usage: She had scraped together enough money for college; they scratched a meager living

Main entry: come on, come up, go on

Definition: start running, functioning, or operating

Usage: the lights went on; the computer came up

Main entry: come up

Definition: bring forth, usually something desirable

Usage: The committee came up with some interesting recommendations

Main entry: come, come up

Definition: move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

Usage: He came singing down the road; Come with me to the Casbah; come down here!; come out of the closet!; come into the room

Main entry: lift, come up, rise, move up, go up, arise, uprise

Definition: move upward

Usage: The fog lifted; The smoke arose from the forest fire; The mist uprose from the meadows

Main entry: come up, uprise, rise, ascend

Definition: come up, of celestial bodies

Usage: The sun also rises; The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...; Jupiter ascends

Main entry: come up, surface, rise, rise up

Definition: come to the surface

Main entry: come up, find, get hold, line up

Definition: get something or somebody for a specific purpose

Usage: 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

Main entry: arise, come up, bob up

Definition: originate or come into being

Usage: a question arose

Main entry: come up

Definition: be mentioned

Usage: These names came up in the discussion

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