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English verb: come up

1. come up (creation) bring forth, usually something desirable


SamplesThe committee came up with some interesting recommendations.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring forth, generate

2. come up (change) result or issue


SamplesA slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion.


Synonymsarise


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place


Narrower (hyponym)come up, condense, open, open up

3. come up (motion) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody


SamplesHe came singing down the road.
Come with me to the Casbah.
Come down here!.
Come out of the closet!.
Come into the room.


ExamplesThe children come up to the playground


Synonymscome


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)accost, address, approach, approach, come near, come near, come on, come up to, draw close, draw near, emanate, go up, near


Antonymsdepart, go away, go

4. come up (motion) come to the surface


Synonymsrise, rise up, surface


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)ascend, go up


Narrower (hyponym)bubble up, emerge, intumesce, resurface, swell, well

5. come up (stative) originate or come into being


SamplesA question arose.


Synonymsarise, bob up


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)become

6. come up (motion) move upward


SamplesThe fog lifted.
The smoke arose from the forest fire.
The mist uprose from the meadows.


Synonymsarise, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)ascend, bubble, chandelle, climb, climb up, come up, go up, go up, mount, rise, rocket, scend, skyrocket, soar, soar up, soar upwards, steam, surge, surge, uplift, uprise, zoom


Antonymscome down, descend, go down, fall

7. come up (stative) be mentioned


SamplesThese names came up in the discussion.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)arise, come up

8. come up (contact) start running, functioning, or operating


SamplesThe lights went on.
The computer came up.


Synonymscome on, go on


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)get going, go, start


Antonymsgo off

9. come up (possession) get something or somebody for a specific purpose


SamplesI 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.


Synonymsfind, get hold, line up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

10. come up (motion) come up, of celestial bodies


SamplesThe sun also rises.
The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled....
Jupiter ascends.


ExamplesThe moon will soon come up


Synonymsascend, rise, uprise


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology


Antonymsgo under, go down, set

11. come up (contact) gather (money or other resources) together over time


SamplesShe had scraped together enough money for college.
They scratched a meager living.


Synonymsscrape, scrape up, scratch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up


Narrower (hyponym)nickel-and-dime

12. come up (contact) gather or bring together


SamplesMuster the courage to do something.
She rallied her intellect.
Summon all your courage.


Synonymsmuster, muster up, rally, summon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together









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