work up

Definitions of work up
1

v form or accumulate steadily

Synonyms:
build, build up, progress
build
develop and grow
build, build up, ramp up
bolster or strengthen
Type of:
develop
grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

v develop

“we worked up an as of an appetite”
Synonyms:
get up
Type of:
acquire, develop, get, grow, produce
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

v bolster or strengthen

“We worked up courage”
Synonyms:
build, build up, ramp up
build, build up, progress
form or accumulate steadily
Type of:
increase
make bigger or more

v come up with

“We worked up an ad for our client”
Synonyms:
work out
elaborate, work out
work out in detail
Type of:
develop, make grow
cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

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