getup

noun
get·​up | \ ˈget-ˌəp How to pronounce getup (audio) \

Definition of getup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : general composition or structure

get up

verb
got up; got up or gotten up; getting up; gets up

Definition of get up (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to arise from bed
b : to rise to one's feet
2 : to go ahead or faster used in the imperative as a command especially to driven animals

transitive verb

1 : to make preparations for : organize got up a party for the newcomers
2 : to arrange as to external appearance : dress
3 : to acquire a knowledge of
4 : to create in oneself cannot get up the courage to tell them

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Synonyms & Antonyms for getup

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of getup in a Sentence

Noun He came onstage in a cowboy getup. a guy in a crazy getup Verb you need to get right up when the alarm goes off in the morning all got up in her Sunday best
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Acknowledging the inevitable, Demetrius changed out of his royal getup, put on street clothes, and sneaked out of his tent. Daniel Mendelsohn, Town & Country, "The Etiquette of Defeat: What Donald Trump Can Learn From History’s Biggest Losers," 17 Nov. 2020 As her husband retrieved his trademark black cowboy hat, Hartman Black shared that she was moved by her getup. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "'The Masked Singer': Wings of powerhouse Snow Owls are clipped in the Group A finals," 12 Nov. 2020 Will your finicky cat tolerate wearing this hilarious getup more than a full-body outfit? Emmy Favilla, CNN Underscored, "21 of the year’s most adorable pet Halloween costumes," 21 Oct. 2020 Craig Melvin didn't throw away his shot to don his best Alexander Hamilton getup, made famous by Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton, who was accompanied by Broadway vet Al Roker (who appeared in Waitress two years ago) dressed as King George. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "'Today' Show Hosts Dress Up in Actual Broadway Costumes for a Musical Halloween Tribute," 30 Oct. 2020 Will your finicky cat tolerate wearing this hilarious getup more than a full-body outfit? Emmy Favilla, CNN Underscored, "21 of the year’s most adorable pet Halloween costumes," 21 Oct. 2020 Will your finicky cat tolerate wearing this hilarious getup more than a full-body outfit? Emmy Favilla, CNN Underscored, "21 of the year’s most adorable pet Halloween costumes," 21 Oct. 2020 Will your finicky cat tolerate wearing this hilarious getup more than a full-body outfit? Emmy Favilla, CNN Underscored, "24 of the year’s most adorable pet Halloween costumes," 7 Oct. 2020 Jeong thought Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps could be under the fire-breathing getup, McCarthy guessed DMX, and Scherzinger and Thicke tossed out Busta Rhymes. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "The Masked Singer Eliminates Its First Season 4 Contestant — Find Out Which Celeb Went Home," 23 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Tijuana Symphony comes up and plays in San Diego; there’s all sorts of Padres fans who live in Mexico and come up for games; thousands of doctors get up every morning and drive south to their offices in Tijuana. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Author looks back on the complicated relationship between Tijuana and San Diego," 7 Nov. 2020 His mom said he's been excited to get up and go to school and get a little bit of a break from being with his family. David Williams, CNN, "A fourth-grader walked to school to use its WiFi because he didn't have internet at home," 22 Oct. 2020 Bradley Cooper is encouraging residents of his home state to get up and get out the vote. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bradley Cooper Makes a Rare Public Appearance to Encourage Pennsylvanians to Vote," 6 Oct. 2020 People with qualifying children ages 16 or younger at the end of 2019 can get up to an extra $500 for each child. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "October deadline for stimulus cash looms for 9 million," 23 Sep. 2020 Both quarterbacks are capable of leading their teams to a surprise run to the ACC championship game, and this week is a good opportunity to get up to speed. C.j. Doon, baltimoresun.com, "College football storylines to watch in Week 3: What’s the pecking order in the ACC?," 17 Sep. 2020 After his surgery, Hewitt had to learn, for the first time in his life, how to get up and work without two good legs. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, "IU football: Newcomers at receiver shine when it matters most," 29 Oct. 2020 James has to get up to retrieve the paper, which makes Teddy smile inside. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "First look: Inside Samantha Downing's next novel, For Your Own Good," 28 Oct. 2020 To listen, to bring people together, to get up every day and work to make life better for families like yours. Susan Haas, USA TODAY, "Brad Pitt is the latest Hollywood star to lend his voice to a Joe Biden campaign ad," 26 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of getup

Noun

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

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The first known use of getup was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

24 Nov 2020

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“Getup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/getup. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for getup

getup

noun
How to pronounce get up (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of getup

informal : an unusual outfit or costume

getup

noun
get·​up | \ ˈget-ˌəp How to pronounce getup (audio) \

Kids Definition of getup

: outfit entry 1 sense 1, costume We dressed in cowboy getups.

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