Phrasal Verbsphrasal verbjump to other results
come upphrasal verb
- 1(of plants) to appear above the soil The daffodils are just beginning to come up.
- 2(of the sun) to rise We watched the sun come up.
- 3 to happen I'm afraid something urgent has come up. We'll let you know if any job openings come up.
- 4to be mentioned or discussed The subject came up in conversation. The question is bound to come up at the meeting.
- 5(of an event or a time) to be going to happen very soon Her birthday is coming up soon.
- 6to be dealt with by a court Her divorce case comes up next month.
- 7 if your number, name, ticket, etc. comes up in a betting game, it is chosen and you win something
- 8(usually used in the progressive tenses) (informal) to arrive; to be ready soon “Is lunch ready?” “Coming up!”
to come from one place to another, especially from the south of a country to the north or from a smaller place to a larger one Why don't you come up to Boston for a few days?jump to other results
come up (to…) (from…)
to move toward someone, in order to talk to them He came up to me and asked for a light.jump to other results