getup

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noun get·up \ ˈget-ˌəp \

Definition of getup

2 :general composition or structure

Examples of getup in a Sentence

  1. He came onstage in a cowboy getup.

  2. a guy in a crazy getup

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First Known Use of getup

1842

getup Synonyms


get up

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Definition of get up

intransitive verb
1 a :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

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

First Known Use of get up

14th century

get up Synonyms

Synonyms
arise, rise, roll out, turn out, uprise
Antonyms
bed (down), retire, turn in
Related Words
arouse, awake, awaken, bestir, stir, wake
Near Antonyms
catnap, doze, drop off, lie up, nap, nod, rest, sleep, slumber, snooze; bunk, perch, roost, settle; couch, doss (down) [chiefly British], flop (down), lie (down), recline

GETUP Defined for English Language Learners

getup

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Definition of getup for English Language Learners

  • : an unusual outfit or costume


GETUP Defined for Kids

getup

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noun get·up \ ˈget-ˌəp \

Definition of getup for Students

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


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