come up to

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v come up to speak to someone
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Quotations

  • J. C. (James Cash) Penney
    J. C. (James Cash) Penney
    “I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.”
  • Bernard Berkowitz
    Bernard Berkowitz
    “It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it.”
  • Philander Johnson
    Philander Johnson
    “Cheer up! The worst is yet to come!”
  • Thorstein Veblen
    Thorstein Veblen
    “In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth.”
  • Gavin Rossdale
    Gavin Rossdale
    “There's nothing worse than someone coming up to me and going Oh God, I really love your hair.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “When I am abroad, I always make it a rule to never criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.”

Idioms

Just coming up to - If the time is just coming up to nine o'clock, it means that it will be nine o'clock in a very few seconds. You'll hear them say it on the radio in the morning.
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Usage

In literature:

Mother was tired, and the Archers were coming up to dinner after church.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Delia was very busy trying her best to come up to some high standards of literary work.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Laura is to come up to-morrow.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
I want to see old Miguel, who is coming up to the dam.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
An' then Clayton Rand come along an' begun to shine up to her, spendin' money like water, an' her mother was bewitched by it.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
She must have come up to the spot where we had left her, but she was nowhere visible.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
If he went, he argued to himself, Cripps would certainly come up to Saint Dominic's after him.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
To come up between you and her, when you had settled your mind and she had settled hern!
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
One day the steamboat come up to the landin'.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
One evening, as Philippina came into the hall from the street, she saw a man coming up to her in the dark; he called her by name.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The Governor made a deferential bow, smiled, and beckoned to him to come up to his side.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The Sylph had merely come up to the wharf to land her passengers, and Peppers had only told about the trick played upon him by Pearl.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
Come up with me to the farm for a while and drink milk.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
A ship resuming her course after being taken aback; rounding off by a stern-board, and coming up to it again.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He met them several times afterwards, and one day they asked him if he would come up to their room.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
And we want to remember that they were the first white men to come up this river, whereas we are the last!
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
And as I stood beside the road, waiting for her to come up I noticed for the first time that the sun was nearly down.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
Now Sam would not even come up to the Vicarage when he was asked to do so.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Look at Gladstone, have ye anybody to come up to him?
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
I had to come up to Piccadilly to have my hair cut!
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

This shall we see, thus shall we be,
O would the day were come,
Lord Jesus take us up to thee,
To this desired home.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
An O, my mammy's varry cold--
Just come an touch her arm:
Aw've done mi best to hap her up,
But connot mak her warm.
"The Old Bachelor's Story" by John Hartley
Japan unbars her long sealed gates
From islands far away;
Her sons are lifting up their eyes
To greet the coming day.
"The Present Age" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Lift up your heads, ye gates! unfold
In state to entertain
The King of glory; see! He comes
With all His shining train.
"Lift up your heads, eternal gates!" by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
Roll on, thou melody of God,
And, wafted by the wind,
Take up to heaven the hearts of those
Whose souls will come behind.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
"How will I come up? How can I come up?
How can I come to thee?
For as ye did to my auld father,
The same ye'll do to me."
"Sir Hugh; Or The Jew's Daughter" by Andrew Lang

In news:

House Republican leaders are pressing President Barack Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and budget reductions.
WASHINGTON—House Republican leaders are pressing President Barack Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and budget reductions.
If they lose enough value, then either (1) some of the people who loaned money to the bank don't get their money back, or (2) somebody outside the bank comes up with money to give to the people who loaned money to the bank .
Roboticists have to come up with all sorts of creative ways to stress test their robots.
When it comes to hamming it up to get a smile out of kids and adults alike look no further.
I f I had to come up with one word to describe my first impression of the Mars Volta's music, it would be batshit.
When life is fair, I will stop being reminded of the character Wimpy in the old Popeye cartoons when it comes to trying to come up with ideas to fund the construction of a redundant piece of the Bluffton Parkway known as 5B.
Coming up later this month families are invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes and attend Boo in the Zoo.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has come up with a plan to attract more parents to participate in parent-teacher conferences.
Earlier in the day, water was seen coming up to the toll plaza of the Cross Bay Bridge , according to officials.
Sequestration is set to take effect in January if Washington fails to come up with a fiscal cliff solution.
Are you coming up short for payroll and having to tap equity lines or borrow money to pay your employees.
A B&W speaker system-infused theater and comfy day-bed seating bring this mid- century home up to speed when it comes to movie and TV viewing.
I make a conscious effort each week to try to come up with a story or column that has a local angle.
1 Talk to people who are into mobile reading devices like the Kindle and the iPad, and a scene from the movie Minority Report tends to come up.
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In science:

So we see that up to third order γ is proportional to 2(λ2 − g 2) + α2 which is the one loop γ − f unction, and the only deviation from it comes from the non-planar graph (which first appears at three loops).
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
Letting p : ˜T ×T ˜T → T the morphism β12 in the above proof is induced by the morphism p∗C → p∗C coming from the exchange of factors only up to ±1 .
Maximally irregularly fibred surfaces of general type
Coming from the interior, (5) describes the solution equally well up to the turning point.
Hydrodynamic theory of de-wetting
The final outcome is that g is an invariant of L(g, σ), and that the σ ’s may be chosen to come from the different symmetries of the Dynkin diagram (up to conjugation).
Automorphisms and twisted loop algebras of finite dimensional simple Lie superalgebras
There are uncountably many isomorphism classes of Heegaard profinite diagrams up to isomorphism, so the countable set coming from profinite completions of actual Heegaard diagrams forms a set of measure 0.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
Let ∆ := rnorm ◦ re1 , which is (up to sign) the image of πn (S n ) in πn (SO(n + 1)) coming naturally from the long exact homotopy sequence of (SO(n + 1), SO(n)).
A higher dimensional generalization of taut foliations
More precisely, errors, we show that there will be no extra information for the cosmology with more than 2000 SN and that the gain will mainly come from an increase of the depth of the survey up to a redshift of 1.7.
Sensitivity and figures of merit for dark energy supernovae surveys
Thus, given a theorem for continuous models, it is often simple to come up with a reasonable conjecture for discrete ones.
Random Discrete Matrices
Another evidence for this equivalence comes from the calculation of the specific heat which seems to agree with the simulation results of (1) both in the weak-coupling and strong-coupling phases up to the sphere-to-matrix first order transition where the whole spactime ( the sphere ) collapses.
Quantum Equivalence of NC and YM Gauge Theories in 2 D and Matrix Theory
With as many as 9 data sets available, covering the whole span of solar activity level, we were able to come up with a model that seems to better reproduce physical reality than the former ones.
Neutral interstellar hydrogen in the inner heliosphere under influence of wavelength-dependent solar radiation pressure
However, it is not hard to come up with a modification of the proof that covers general ergodic environments as well (Biskup and Deuschel ).
Functional CLT for random walk among bounded random conductances
It is easy to come up with a modification that will effectively reduce the infimum in (6.11) to sets inside B2n (x).
Functional CLT for random walk among bounded random conductances
We may never come up with the conjecture that led us to our main result had we not run into Xiaoming a year ago outside the entrance of the subway station by the City University of Hong Kong.
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
We basically try the same algorithm a few times, and if it does not come up with an x then the weighted Dynkin diagram does not correspond to a nilpotent orbit with high probability.
Computing with nilpotent orbits in simple Lie algebras of exceptional type
By analogy one can think that in our two-dimensional case the non-collision probability goes, for large T and at least in the case p = 2, as (1/ ln T )n(n−1)/2 since 1/ ln T – instead of 1/√T – is the order of the probability of not coming back to the origin up to T.
Collision probability for random trajectories in two dimensions
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