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- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see come, up.
- I came up the ladder carefully, holding the bucket in my right hand.
- (intransitive) To come towards, to approach.
- I was standing on the corner when Nick came up and asked for a cigarette.
- (idiomatic, intransitive) To emerge or become known, especially unexpectedly.
- Unless anything comes up, I'll be there every day this week.
- To come to attention, present itself; to arrive or appear.
- At some point in the conversation my name came up, and I readily agreed to their proposition.
- Be ready for when your turn comes up.
- The proposal came up before the committee.
- To appear (before a judge or court).
- He came up before a judge and was fined a thousand dollars.
- To draw near in time.
- The summer holidays are coming up.
- (intransitive, of a heavenly body) To rise (above the horizon).
- It'll be warmer once the sun comes up.
- (Britain, slang, intransitive) To begin to feel the effects of a recreational drug.
- I could tell from her expression she was coming up already.
- (Britain, Oxford University slang) To arrive at the university. (Compare go down, send down.)
to emerge, become known
to begin to feel the effects of a recreational drug