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. 4a :  to come to attention or consideration the question never came upb :  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 dialectal :  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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