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work up

Definitions of work up
  1. verb
    form or accumulate steadily
    synonyms: build, build up, progress
    build
    develop and grow
    build, build up, ramp up
    bolster or strengthen
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    type of:
    develop
    grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
  2. verb
    develop
    “we worked up an as of an appetite”
    synonyms: get up
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    type of:
    acquire, develop, get, grow, produce
    come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  3. verb
    bolster or strengthen
    “We worked up courage”
    synonyms: build, build up, ramp up
    build, build up, progress
    form or accumulate steadily
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    type of:
    increase
    make bigger or more
  4. verb
    come up with
    “We worked up an ad for our client”
    synonyms: work out
    elaborate, work out
    work out in detail
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    type of:
    develop, make grow
    cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
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