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English verb: get up

1. get up (motion) rise to one's feet


SamplesThe audience got up and applauded.


ExamplesSam and Sue get up


Synonymsarise, rise, stand up, uprise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change posture


Narrower (hyponym)take the floor


Antonymslie down, sit down, sit, lie

2. get up (body) get up and out of bed


SamplesI get up at 7 A.M. every day.
They rose early.
He uprose at night.


Synonymsarise, rise, turn out, uprise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Antonymscrawl in, go to bed, go to sleep, hit the hay, hit the sack, kip down, sack out, turn in, bed, retire

3. get up (motion) raise from a lower to a higher position


SamplesRaise your hands.
Lift a load.


ExamplesThe men get up the chairs


Synonymsbring up, elevate, lift, raise


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


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)boost, chin, chin up, erect, gather up, get up, heighten, hike, hike up, hoist, hoist, hoist, jack, jack up, kick up, leaven, levitate, lift, lift up, pick up, pinnacle, prove, pump, raise, rear, run up, shoulder, skid, trice, trice up, underlay, wind


Causearise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise


Antonymsbring down, let down, lower, take down, get down

4. get up (body) cause to rise


SamplesThe sergeant got us up at 2 A.M..


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

5. get up (body) develop


SamplesWe worked up an as of an appetite.


Synonymswork up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, develop, get, grow, produce

6. get up (body) put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive


SamplesShe never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera.
The young girls were all fancied up for the party.


Synonymsattire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)dress, get dressed


Narrower (hyponym)bedizen, dizen, dress, enrobe, plume, prank, preen, primp, tart up


Verb groupcostume, dress, dress up, dress up


Antonymsdress down, underdress

7. get up (creation) arrange by systematic planning and united effort


SamplesMachinate a plot.
Organize a strike.
Devise a plan to take over the director's office.


Synonymsdevise, machinate, organise, organize, prepare


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer


Narrower (hyponym)embattle, lay, mount, put on, sandwich, set up, spatchcock

8. get up (cognition) study intensively, as before an exam


SamplesI had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam.


Synonymsbone, bone up, cram, drum, grind away, mug up, swot, swot up


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


Broader (hypernym)hit the books, study


Verb groupcram









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