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

Definition of getup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : general composition or structure

get up

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
c : climb, ascend
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

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Lively looked radiant and ready for spring in a three-piece pastel getup, showing off her toned abs in a crop top paired with a midi-length pencil skirt and unstructured blazer draped over her shoulders. Olivia Jakiel,, 16 Feb. 2022 Just last month, Keke Palmer wore a vibrant green suit by Christopher John Rogers and Zendaya stunned in a Barbie pink Valentino getup at Paris Fashion Week. Jake Smith, Glamour, 7 Apr. 2022 Wood wrote in the caption of the still, which shows her in a black and white, lacy, jewelry-heavy getup true to Madonna's style at the time. Marci Robin, Allure, 3 Mar. 2022 To be fair, Star Wars fans do love a guy with a fun getup. Savannah Salazar, Vulture, 22 Dec. 2021 Drake also threw himself a costume party for his 35th birthday (… Scorpios) wearing a cowboy getup. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 2 Nov. 2021 In the latest in Ten Thousand's Feats of Strength series, Aidala tries to establish a new world record for the most weight lifted by Turkish getup in one hour. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 6 Mar. 2022 Sometimes less is more, and Chen's simple getup for his gold-medal performance was an effective choice. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 19 Feb. 2022 Beyoncè with her Black Panthers getup in 2016—have made clear that the Super Bowl is no easy place to make a statement. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 14 Feb. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Teachers will receive 20% back in rewards and get up to 5% in rewards for themselves. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 3 May 2022 Who knows, maybe Sterling’s words might reach the right people, and Mandy will get up on stage to grab her Emmy on September 12. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 23 Apr. 2022 Taylor Gauthier stops him but has to go down to do it, with bodies all over Bowie puts it in before Gauthier can get up. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 23 Apr. 2022 There is a spate of legislation that would mandate data disaggregation — get up to speed and prepare to advocate below. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2022 The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Fla., said 2 to 4 inches of rain are expected, and some areas could get up to 5 inches. Leigh Morgan, al, 5 Apr. 2022 In order to keep covid-19 numbers low in the community, everyone should do their part and get up to date on vaccinations, Dillaha said. Janelle Jessen, Arkansas Online, 26 Mar. 2022 But officials say it’s prudent to be prepared for the worst, wear masks in indoor public spaces and get up to date on vaccinations and booster shots. Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2022 The man tried to get up, still in possession of the knife. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of getup


1842, in the meaning defined at sense 2


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

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23 Apr 2022

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“Getup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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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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