Definition of Come up

1. Verb. Bring forth, usually something desirable. "The committee came up with some interesting recommendations"

Generic synonyms: Bring Forth, Generate



2. Verb. Result or issue. "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"
Exact synonyms: Arise
Generic synonyms: Come About, Fall Out, Go On, Hap, Happen, Occur, Pass, Pass Off, Take Place
Specialized synonyms: Condense, Open, Open Up

3. Verb. Move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody. "The children come up to the playground"; "Come into the room"
Exact synonyms: Come
Specialized synonyms: Emanate, Accost, Address, Come Up To, Approach, Come Near, Approach, Come Near, Come On, Draw Close, Draw Near, Go Up, Near
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Also: Come In, Come Through, Come Through, Come With
Derivative terms: Coming
Antonyms: Go

4. Verb. Come to the surface.
Exact synonyms: Rise, Rise Up, Surface
Generic synonyms: Ascend, Go Up
Specialized synonyms: Emerge, Resurface, Bubble Up, Intumesce, Swell, Well
Derivative terms: Rise, Surface, Surface, Surface, Surfacing

5. Verb. Originate or come into being. "A question arose"
Exact synonyms: Arise, Bob Up
Generic synonyms: Become

6. Verb. Move upward. "The mist uprose from the meadows"
Exact synonyms: Arise, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Scend, Surge, Climb, Climb Up, Go Up, Mount, Soar, Soar Up, Soar Upwards, Surge, Zoom, Go Up, Rocket, Skyrocket, Bubble, Uplift, Chandelle, Steam, Ascend, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Lift, Rise, Rise, Rising
Antonyms: Fall
Also: Rise Up

7. Verb. Be mentioned. "These names came up in the discussion"
Generic synonyms: Arise

8. Verb. Start running, functioning, or operating. "The computer came up"
Exact synonyms: Come On, Go On
Generic synonyms: Get Going, Go, Start
Antonyms: Go Off

9. Verb. Get something or somebody for a specific purpose. "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
Exact synonyms: Find, Get Hold, Line Up
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get

10. Verb. Come up, of celestial bodies. "The moon will soon come up "; "Jupiter ascends"
Exact synonyms: Ascend, Rise, Uprise
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Arise, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Ascendent, Ascension, Rise
Antonyms: Set

11. Verb. Gather (money or other resources) together over time. "They scratched a meager living"
Exact synonyms: Scrape, Scrape Up, Scratch
Specialized synonyms: Nickel-and-dime
Generic synonyms: Accumulate, Amass, Collect, Compile, Hoard, Pile Up, Roll Up

12. Verb. Gather or bring together. "Summon all your courage"
Exact synonyms: Muster, Muster Up, Rally, Summon
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together
Derivative terms: Rally

Definition of Come up

1. Verb. (&lit come up) ¹

2. Verb. To appear before a judge or court. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To come towards, to approach. ¹

4. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) To emerge or become known, especially unexpectedly; to come to attention, present itself. ¹

5. Verb. (British slang intransitive) To begin to feel the effects of a recreational drug. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Up

come to nought
come to oneself
come to papa
come to power
come to someone's rescue
come to terms
come to terms with
come to the fore
come to think of it
come together
come true
come under
come unhinged
come unstuck
come up (current term)
come up roses
come up smelling like a rose
come up smelling of roses
come up to
come up with
come upon
come what may
come with
comeasurability
comeasurable
comeatable
comeback
comeback kid
comeback kids

Literary usage of Come up

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1. Shirley: A Tale by Charlotte Brontë (1850)
"Man of prejudice, good-by: William, good-by. Children, come up to Fieldhead to-morrow, and you shall choose what you like ..."

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