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get up

verb

Definition of get up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to arise from bed b :  to rise to one's feet c :  climb, ascend

  3. 2 :  to go ahead or faster —used in the imperative as a command especially to driven animals

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make preparations for :  organize <got up a party for the newcomers>

  6. 2 :  to arrange as to external appearance :  dress

  7. 3 :  to acquire a knowledge of

  8. 4 :  to create in oneself <cannot get up the courage to tell them>



Examples of get up in a sentence

  1. <you need to get right up when the alarm goes off in the morning>

  2. <all got up in her Sunday best>



14th Century

First Known Use of get up

14th century



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