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come up

verb

Definition of come up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  rise 6

  3. 2 :  to come near :  make an approach <came up and introduced himself>

  4. 3 :  to rise in rank or status <an officer who came up from the ranks>

  5. 4 a :  to come to attention or consideration <the question never came up> b :  to occur in the course of time <any problem that may come up>

  6. 5 :  to turn out to be <the coin came up tails>

  7. 6 chiefly dialect :  grow up

come up empty

  1. :  to fail to achieve a desired result

come up with

  1. :  to produce especially in dealing with a problem or challenge <came up with a solution>



Examples of come up in a sentence

  1. <the girl came up to the counter and asked if she could have her order prepared to go>

  2. <let me know if anything else comes up during the project>



14th Century

First Known Use of come up

14th century


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