Definition of come up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1  (of plants) to appear above the soil The daffodils are just beginning to come up.
  2. 2  (of the sun) to rise We watched the sun come up. See related entries: The sun and the moon
  3. 3  to happen I'm afraid something urgent has come up. We'll let you know if any vacancies come up.
  4. 4  to be mentioned or discussed The subject came up in conversation. The question is bound to come up at the meeting.
  5. 5  (of an event or a time) to be going to happen very soon Her birthday is coming up soon.
  6. 6  to be dealt with by a court Her divorce case comes up next month.
  7. 7  if your number, name, ticket, etc. comes up in a betting game, it is chosen and you win something
  8. 8  (informal) (usually used in the progressive tenses) to arrive; to be ready soon ‘Is lunch ready?’ ‘Coming up!’
(British English, formal) to arrive at a university, especially Oxford or Cambridge, at the beginning of a term or in order to begin your studies opposite come down (from…)

come up (to…) (from…)

jump to other results
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 Scotland for a few days?
 to move towards somebody, in order to talk to them He came up to me and asked me the way to the station.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: come up