get one's hopes up

Definition of get one's hopes up

  1. :  to feel hopeful You shouldn't get your hopes up. The weather isn't likely to improve before tomorrow.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

hopeplay hopes
  1. :  to cherish a desire with anticipation :  to want something to happen or be true

    :  trust

    :  to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment

  1. :  trust, reliance

    :  desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment

    :  expectation of fulfillment or success

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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