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for come up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: bring forth, usually something desirable; "The committee
came up with some interesting recommendations"
2: result or issue; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this
discussion" [syn: arise, come up]
3: move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach
something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come
with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the
closet!"; "come into the room" [syn: come, come up] [ant:
depart, go, go away]
4: come to the surface [syn: surface, come up, rise up,
5: originate or come into being; "a question arose" [syn:
arise, come up, bob up]
6: move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the
forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows" [syn:
rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up,
uprise] [ant: come down, descend, fall, go down]
7: be mentioned; "These names came up in the discussion"
8: start running, functioning, or operating; "the lights went
on"; "the computer came up" [syn: go on, come up, come
on] [ant: go off]
9: get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "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"
[syn: line up, get hold, come up, find]
10: come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun
uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends"
[syn: rise, come up, uprise, ascend] [ant: go
down, go under, set]
11: gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She
had scraped together enough money for college"; "they
scratched a meager living" [syn: scrape, scrape up,
scratch, come up]
12: gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do
something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your
courage" [syn: muster, rally, summon, come up,
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