getup

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noun

get·​up ˈget-ˌəp How to pronounce getup (audio)
1
2
: general composition or structure

get up

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verb

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

intransitive verb

1
a
: to arise from bed
b
: to rise to one's feet
c
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 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
Nacer remembers greeting guests in a traditional Moroccan getup at age 6 and giving property tours at 9. Ann Abel, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 The singer and entrepreneur was seen at LAX yesterday sporting a rather bold getup. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 28 Jan. 2024 The footage then cuts to a scene of Lyles sprinting down the track and easily securing first place while his competitors struggle to free themselves from his getup's bright, billowing yellow cape. EW.com, 13 Jan. 2024 Oh swept the purple carpet away in this princess-like baby blue gown at the The Tiger's Apprentice premiere in Los Angeles. 10 of 15 Paris Hilton Paris Hilton popped in her shimmery getup at the Poppi Mart launch party in Los Angeles. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 During the tribute with Lyonne, 44, and Emmys host Anthony Anderson, Ross evoked Lucy in a ‘50s getup complete with a short, curly wig inspired by the character. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 Her azure blue getup—a futuristic, sharp-shoulder minidress with a keyhole cutout—comes complete with a little cap and chandelier earrings. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 11 Jan. 2024 Macht, 51, sported a similar-looking getup to his carpet companion, except with a white handkerchief in his jacket pocket. Sabienna Bowman, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2024 Meanwhile, Slater opted for a more athletic getup with a zip-up, joggers and running shoes. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 29 Dec. 2023
Verb
Definitely still sore but the little pig got up, sauntering over to his rescuer. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 21 Feb. 2024 Even before the star witness got up onto the witness stand, a huge amount of rowdy wrangling took place amongst the many attorneys. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Less successful was an accessibility ramp, which was touted as an inclusive addition to ensure all winners could get up to the stage (there was also a set of stairs). Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb. 2024 Charlotte is built to run, tasked with getting up and down the court to keep the opposition from setting up its halfcourt defense. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 15 Feb. 2024 Vanity Fair also reported Depp got up the courage to ask MBS about what happened to the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents in 2018. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2024 After running her over, he was accused of screaming at her to get up. Julia Marnin, Sacramento Bee, 12 Feb. 2024 Still, a person ought to be able to get up and pee at night without worry of molestation, especially at hunting camp. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, 8 Feb. 2024 All other enrollees get up to two years of coverage regardless of changes in income. Phil Galewitz, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Getup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/getup. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

getup

1 of 2 noun
get·​up ˈget-ˌəp How to pronounce getup (audio)

get up

2 of 2 verb
get-ˈəp,
git-
1
a
: to arise from bed
b
: to rise to one's feet
2
: prepare sense 2, organize
get up a petition
3
: to produce in oneself by effort
get up the courage
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