Definition of

Come Up

  1. (verb, creation) bring forth, usually something desirable
  2. (verb, change) result or issue
  3. (verb, motion) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    Come with me to the Casbah
    come down here!
    come out of the closet!
    come into the room
  4. (verb, motion) come to the surface
  5. (verb, stative) originate or come into being
  6. (verb, motion) move upward
    The smoke arose from the forest fire
    The mist uprose from the meadows
  7. (verb, stative) be mentioned
  8. (verb, contact) start running, functioning, or operating
    the computer came up
  9. (verb, possession) get something or somebody for a specific purpose
    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
  10. (verb, motion) come up, of celestial bodies
    The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...
    Jupiter ascends
  11. (verb, contact) gather (money or other resources) together over time
    they scratched a meager living
  12. (verb, contact) gather or bring together
    she rallied her intellect
    Summon all your courage

via WordNet, Princeton University

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