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- Used other than as an idiom: see come, up.
- I came up the ladder carefully, holding the bucket in my right hand.
- To appear before a judge or court.
- (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; to come to attention, present itself.
- Unless anything comes up, I'll be there every day this week.
- At some point in the conversation my name came up, and I readily agreed to their proposition.
- (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