come up

Definitions of come up
  1. verb
    move upward
    synonyms: arise, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise
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    come down, descend, fall, go down
    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
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    scend, surge
    rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
    climb, climb up, go up, mount
    go upward with gradual or continuous progress
    soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom
    rise rapidly
    go up
    be erected, built, or constructed
    rocket, skyrocket
    shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
    rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
    lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
    climb suddenly and steeply
    rise as vapor
    ascend, rise, uprise
    come up, of celestial bodies
    climb up by means of a ladder
    climb up and over
    creep up -- used especially of plants
    climb mountains for pleasure as a sport
    billow, wallow
    rise up as if in waves
    climb up on the body
    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  2. verb
    come to the surface
    synonyms: rise, rise up, surface
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    come up to the surface of or rise
    reappear on the surface
    bubble up, intumesce
    move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically
    swell, well
    come up, as of a liquid
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    ascend, go up
    travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
  3. verb
    come up, of celestial bodies
    synonyms: ascend, rise, uprise
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    go down, go under, set
    disappear beyond the horizon
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    arise, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise
    move upward
  4. verb
    move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    synonyms: come
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    depart, go, go away
    move away from a place into another direction
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    proceed or issue forth, as from a source
    accost, address, come up to
    speak to someone
    approach, come near
    come near in time
    approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near
    move towards
    effuse, flow out
    flow or spill forth
    greet, recognise, recognize
    express greetings upon meeting someone
    make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
    get on
    grow late or (of time) elapse
    drive up
    approach while driving
    bear down on, bear down upon
    sail towards another vessel, of a ship
    edge in, edge up
    push one's way into (a space)
    draw near
    crowd, push
    approach a certain age or speed
    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  5. verb
    bring forth, usually something desirable
    “The committee came up with some interesting recommendations”
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    type of:
    bring forth, generate
    bring into existence
  6. verb
    get something or somebody for a specific purpose
    synonyms: find, get hold, line up
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    type of:
    acquire, get
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  7. verb
    gather or bring together
    synonyms: muster, muster up, rally, summon
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    type of:
    collect, garner, gather, pull together
    assemble or get together
  8. verb
    gather (money or other resources) together over time
    synonyms: scrape, scrape up, scratch
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    accumulate gradually
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    accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up
    get or gather together
  9. verb
    originate or come into being
    synonyms: arise, bob up
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    type of:
    come into existence
  10. verb
    start running, functioning, or operating
    “the computer came up
    synonyms: come on, go on
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    go off
    stop running, functioning, or operating
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    get going, go, start
    begin or set in motion
  11. verb
    result or issue
    synonyms: arise
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    develop due to condensation
    open, open up
    become available
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    come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place
    come to pass
  12. verb
    be mentioned
    “These names came up in the discussion”
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    type of:
    result or issue
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