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Get Up



(1)   Get up and out of bed
"I get up at 7 A.M. every day"
"They rose early"
"He uprose at night"
(2)   Cause to rise
"The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."
(3)   Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
"She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"
"The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
(4)   Develop
"We worked up an as of an appetite"
(5)   Study intensively, as before an exam
"I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
(6)   Arrange by systematic planning and united effort
"Machinate a plot"
"Organize a strike"
"Devise a plan to take over the director's office"
(7)   Raise from a lower to a higher position
"Raise your hands"
"Lift a load"
(8)   Rise to one's feet
"The audience got up and applauded"


  1. To move in an upwards direction; to ascend or climb.
    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.