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Definition 1: result or issue - [verb of change]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion

Synonyms for come up in the sense of this definition

(come up is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

(... is a kind of come up ) develop due to condensation

"All our planets condensed out of the same material"

(... is a kind of come up ) become available

"an opportunity opened up"

(... is a kind of come up ) be mentioned

"These names came up in the discussion"

Definition 2: start running, functioning, or operating - [verb of contact]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the lights went on
  • the computer came up

Synonyms for come up in the sense of this definition

(come up is a kind of ...) begin or set in motion

"I start at eight in the morning" "Ready, set, go!"

Definition 3: gather or bring together - [verb of contact]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muster the courage to do something
  • she rallied her intellect
  • Summon all your courage

Synonyms for come up in the sense of this definition

(come up is a kind of ...) assemble or get together

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

Definition 4: gather (money or other resources) together over time - [verb of contact]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She had scraped together enough money for college
  • they scratched a meager living

Synonyms for come up in the sense of this definition

(come up is a kind of ...) get or gather together

"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife" "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis" "She rolled up a small fortune"

(... is a kind of come up ) accumulate gradually

"she nickeled-and-dimed together a small house for her family"

Definition 5: bring forth, usually something desirable - [verb of creation]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The committee came up with some interesting recommendations

(come up is a kind of ...) bring into existence

"The new manager generated a lot of problems" "The computer bug generated chaos in the office" "The computer generated this image" "The earthquake generated a tsunami"

Definition 6: come up, of celestial bodies - [verb of motion]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sun also rises
  • The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...
  • Jupiter ascends

Synonyms for come up in the sense of this definition

(come up is a kind of ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

(come up belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 7: come to the surface - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for come up in the sense of this definition

(come up is a kind of ...) travel up

"We ascended the mountain" "go up a ladder" "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"

(... is a kind of come up ) come up to the surface of or rise

"He felt new emotions emerge"

(... is a kind of come up ) reappear on the surface

(... is a kind of come up ) move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically

"Gases bubbled up from the earth" "Marx's ideas have bubbled up in many places in Latin America"

(... is a kind of come up ) come up, as of a liquid

"Tears well in her eyes" "the currents well up"

Definition 8: move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody - [verb of motion]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He came singing down the road
  • Come with me to the Casbah
  • come down here!
  • come out of the closet!
  • come into the room

Synonyms for come up in the sense of this definition

(come up is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of come up ) proceed or issue forth, as from a source

"Water emanates from this hole in the ground"

(... is a kind of come up ) speak to someone

(... is a kind of come up ) come near in time

"Winter is approaching" "approaching old age"

(... is a kind of come up ) move towards

"We were approaching our destination" "They are drawing near" "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

Definition 9: move upward - [verb of motion]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fog lifted
  • The smoke arose from the forest fire
  • The mist uprose from the meadows

Synonyms for come up in the sense of this definition

(come up is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of come up ) rise as vapor

(... is a kind of come up ) climb suddenly and steeply

"The airplane chandelled"

(... is a kind of come up ) lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces

"the earth's movement uplifted this part of town"

(... is a kind of come up ) rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles

"bubble to the surface"

(... is a kind of come up ) shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

"prices skyrocketed"

(... is a kind of come up ) be erected, built, or constructed

"New buildings are going up everywhere"

(... is a kind of come up ) rise rapidly

"the dollar soared against the yen"

(... is a kind of come up ) go upward with gradual or continuous progress

"Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

(... is a kind of come up ) rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave

"the boats surged"

(... is a kind of come up ) come up, of celestial bodies

"The sun also rises" "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..." "Jupiter ascends"

Definition 10: get something or somebody for a specific purpose - [verb of possession]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener
  • I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing
  • The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter

Synonyms for come up in the sense of this definition

(come up is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 11: originate or come into being - [verb of stative]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a question arose

Synonyms for come up in the sense of this definition

(come up is a kind of ...) come into existence

"What becomes has duration"

Definition 12: be mentioned - [verb of stative]

Samples where come up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These names came up in the discussion

(come up is a kind of ...) result or issue

"A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"

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