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 Marlon Brando was a trendsetter with his getup in 1953'sThe Wild One, which undoubtedly remains standard rebel garb, being black leather with a sneer. Tim Moffatt,, 6 July 2022 To further see the blending of styles, Elvis' iconic pompadour hairstyle also rocked the fashion of the day, making for an interesting addition to this groovy getup. Tim Moffatt,, 6 July 2022 While this getup is by no means unique, the sentiment behind Jonathan and Zooey's selection was special. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 16 June 2022 Anaa Saber looked absolutely stunning in her own very gilded getup. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 7 May 2022 The mom of three looked absolutely radiant in a gorgeous metallic purple dress with dramatic sleeves and ruffle detailing, matching her eyeliner to her stunning on-air getup. Olivia Jakiel,, 29 Mar. 2022 Byer's prediction of Jillette, 67, and Teller, 74, ended up being under the Hydra getup. Dana Rose Falcone,, 6 Apr. 2022 In the clip, Thee Stallion — who sported a dramatic, feathered, gold-armor getup for her Met Gala debut — switched into a low-cut black ‘fit paired with gold chains and a matching cane. Darlene Aderoju, Billboard, 4 May 2022 This particular example was built towards the end of the first GT's two-year production run and wears the $13,000 Heritage Edition getup, its light-blue-and-orange paint harking back to the Gulf Oil liveries worn by the GT40 racers of the 1960s. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 18 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The show, which is expected to release its 11th season this year, models that dirtbaggery can be for everyone, that day-drinking layabouts can still get up to fight bigots. Adrienne Matei, The Atlantic, 26 July 2022 This model has an easy-to-use mount and can get up to a month's use off a single charge. Eric Ravenscraft, Wired, 13 July 2022 Experts are urging people get up to date on their vaccinations, including boosters. Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2022 Can't wait to see what Luke and Caroline get up to next. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 5 June 2022 Tannehill added that he's been encouraged seeming Willis get up to speed in OTAs. Nick Gray, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 Developed in partnership with Panthera, a specialist in big cat conservation, the week-long safari in Zambia allows travelers to get up close and personal with lions while learning about the ways in which humans can better protect the species. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 Mar. 2022 Check out the two-minute clip below to see what else Carly, Freddie, Spencer, Harper, and the rest of the gang get up to in season 2. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 2 Mar. 2022 Wearable tech, such as the Fitbit and Apple Watch, remind people to get up and walk away from the computer routinely. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 2 June 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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“Getup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 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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