get up

get up

  1. (literally) To move in an upwards direction; to ascend or climb.
    The tired horse eventually got up and over the hurdle.
    I'm having difficulty getting up the stairs.
  2. To rise from one's bed (often implying to wake up).
    I didn't get up until midday.
  3. To move from a sitting or lying position to a standing position; to stand up.
    Get up off the couch and clean this mess!
  4. To materialise; to grow stronger.
    As dusk fell a storm got up.
  5. To bring together, amass.
    The general got up a large body of men.
  6. To gather or grow larger by accretion.
    The locomotive got up a good head of steam.
    I could see that he was getting up a temper.
  7. (sports) To go towards the attacking goal.
  8. (UK, Australia, colloquial) To criticise.
    He got up me about the mess I made in the kitchen.
  9. (colloquial) To annoy.
  10. To dress in a certain way, especially extravagantly.
    She was all got up in the most ridiculous frilly dress.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations
  • Italian: alzarsi
  • Portuguese: subir
  • Russian: поднима́ться
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