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Definition 1: get up and out of bed - [verb of body]

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

  • I get up at 7 A.M. every day
  • They rose early
  • He uprose at night

Synonyms for get up in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: cause to rise - [verb of body]

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

  • The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M.

(get up is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Definition 3: put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive - [verb of body]

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

  • She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera
  • The young girls were all fancied up for the party

Synonyms for get up in the sense of this definition

(get up is a kind of ...) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

(... is a kind of get up ) dress or groom with elaborate care

"She likes to dress when going to the opera"

(... is a kind of get up ) dress up showily

"He pranked himself out in his best clothes"

(... is a kind of get up ) dress up in a cheap and provocative way

(... is a kind of get up ) adorn with a robe

(... is a kind of get up ) dress up garishly and tastelessly

(get up has a similar meaning as ...) dress in a certain manner

"She dresses in the latest Paris fashion" "he dressed up in a suit and tie"

(get up has a similar meaning as ...) dress in a costume

"We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

Definition 4: develop - [verb of body]

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

  • we worked up an as of an appetite

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(get up is a kind of ...) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

"He grew a beard" "The patient developed abdominal pains" "I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"

Definition 5: study intensively, as before an exam - [verb of cognition]

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

  • I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam

Synonyms for get up in the sense of this definition

(get up is a kind of ...) learn by reading books

"He is studying geology in his room" "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"

(get up has a similar meaning as ...) prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam

Definition 6: arrange by systematic planning and united effort - [verb of creation]

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

  • machinate a plot
  • organize a strike
  • devise a plan to take over the director's office

Synonyms for get up in the sense of this definition

(get up is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(... is a kind of get up ) prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance

"mount a theater production" "mount an attack" "mount a play"

(... is a kind of get up ) prepare or position for action or operation

"lay a fire" "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"

(... is a kind of get up ) begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.

"set up an election"

(... is a kind of get up ) make into a sandwich

(... is a kind of get up ) prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock

"spatchcock a guinea hen"

(... is a kind of get up ) prepare for battle or conflict

Definition 7: raise from a lower to a higher position - [verb of motion]

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

  • Raise your hands
  • Lift a load

Synonyms for get up in the sense of this definition

(get up is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of get up ) cause to rise

"The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."

(... is a kind of get up ) elevate onto skids

(... is a kind of get up ) raise on or as if on a pinnacle

"He did not want to be pinnacled"

(... is a kind of get up ) raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar

(... is a kind of get up ) cause to puff up with a leaven

"unleavened bread"

(... is a kind of get up ) increase the height of

"The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

(... is a kind of get up ) increase

"The landlord hiked up the rents"

(... is a kind of get up ) take and lift upward

(... is a kind of get up ) raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type

"underlay the plate"

(... is a kind of get up ) cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity

"The magician levitated the woman"

(... is a kind of get up ) cause to rise up

(... is a kind of get up ) lift with a special device

"jack up the car so you can change the tire"

(... is a kind of get up ) lift onto one's shoulders

(... is a kind of get up ) cause to rise by kicking

"kick up dust"

(... is a kind of get up ) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

(... is a kind of get up ) raise with a line

"trice a window shade"

(... is a kind of get up ) raise

"hoist the flags" "hoist a sail"

(... is a kind of get up ) move from one place to another by lifting

"They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"

(... is a kind of get up ) raise (gases or fluids) with a pump

(get up causes ...) move upward

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

Definition 8: rise to one's feet - [verb of motion]

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

  • The audience got up and applauded

Synonyms for get up in the sense of this definition

(get up is a kind of ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

(... is a kind of get up ) stand up to dance

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