come up

Definitions

  • The Irishman coming down the stairs, the others looking up at him
    The Irishman coming down the stairs, the others looking up at him
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v come up result or issue "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"
    • v come up gather or bring together "muster the courage to do something","she rallied her intellect","Summon all your courage"
    • v come up gather (money or other resources) together over time "She had scraped together enough money for college","they scratched a meager living"
    • v come up start running, functioning, or operating "the lights went on","the computer came up"
    • v come up bring forth, usually something desirable "The committee came up with some interesting recommendations"
    • v come up move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody "He came singing down the road","Come with me to the Casbah","come down here!","come out of the closet!","come into the room"
    • v come up move upward "The fog lifted","The smoke arose from the forest fire","The mist uprose from the meadows"
    • v come up come up, of celestial bodies "The sun also rises","The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled...","Jupiter ascends"
    • v come up come to the surface
    • v come up get something or somebody for a specific purpose "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener","I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing","The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
    • v come up originate or come into being "a question arose"
    • v come up be mentioned "These names came up in the discussion"
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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.”
  • 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.”
  • Leo Burnett
    Leo Burnett
    “When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.”
  • Lynard Skynard
    Lynard Skynard
    “Well, take your time and don't live too fast. Troubles will come and they will pass. Find a woman and you'll find love. Don't forget, son, there is someone up above.”
  • James Carswell
    James Carswell
    “Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.”

Idioms

Come up roses - If things come up roses, they produce a positive result, especially when things seemed to be going badly at first.
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Come up smelling of roses - (UK) If someone comes up smelling of roses, they emerge from a situation with their reputation undamaged.
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Come up trumps - When someone is said to have 'come up trumps', they have completed an activity successfully or produced a good result, especially when they were not expected to.
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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:

She stood on, therefore, eager to come up with the chase.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
The others, straggling behind, come up by twos and threes.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
I did not think there was a horseman in all your troop could come up with me.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Two of the men agreed to go in the boat, and the mate, with the rest, coming up the side, they pulled away for the shore.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
At last I saw the boatswain and several of the men coming up.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
On they went, mile after mile; every moment they thought that they would come up with it.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
We come up to where there is a row of people behind bars, like a jail.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
She had come up from West Farms to spend a few days and brought her two little girls.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
There was a big steamer coming up the bay.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Now the rider had come up to the farm, but though he drew up, he did not dismount.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
He went on down de big road, he did, en bimeby he come up wid Mr. Jack Sparrer, settin' up in de top er de tree.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
It never really come up till now.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
On the rest of the party coming up, they joined us in expressing our gratitude.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Come up to my study, you and Wray, this evening after prayers, I say, and we'll go through it.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Come up with the white folks and colored folks fust one and then the other.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
He beat her so mercilessly that the neighbours had to come up and take him away.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
You see, they've used most from close to where the enemy was coming up the steps.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
See, there's the sun coming up over the mountains.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Come, Corney, is you coming up to Loch Sheen?
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
They were now coming up over the divide between the two streams.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
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In poetry:

Be helpless, dumbfounded,
Unable to say yes or no.
Then a stretcher will come from grace
To gather us up.
"Zero Circle" by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Up comes the primrose, wondering;
The snowdrop droopeth by;
The holy spirit of the spring
Is working silently.
"Songs of the Spring Days" by George MacDonald
Inadequate night…
And mooned white memory
Of a tropic sea…
How softly it comes up
Like an ungathered lily.
"A Memory" by Lola Ridge
A stripling and a maiden
Come wand'ring up the way;
His eyes are glad with springtime,
Her face is fair with May.
"A Dirge" by Amy Levy
Come, let us lift our joyful eyes
Up to the courts above,
And smile to see our Father there
Upon a throne of love.
"Hymn 108" by Isaac Watts
And then he lifted up to Heaven
An earnest asking eye;
My joy is full, my hour is come,
Lord, let thy servant die.
"Hymn VIII. When Jesus," by John Logan

In news:

Supposed truisms that various people have come up with.
Unless you booked a flight to Miami, you have time to come up with anti-LeBron chants.
After the speeches, the crowd broke into groups to come up with suggestions on distributing the cards and improving relations.
Just when you thought the BYU Cougars couldn't come up with another way to lose a close game in this season of underachievement, they turned in Saturday's result at Spartan Stadium.
With Veteran's Day coming up, consider supporting a local nonprofit, Veterans Helping Veterans Now, by going out to eat and having a good time on Monday.
The Outlook Option window comes up.
"If the hull is broken by the shock when the ship hit the sea bottom, it will have a large failure and through this the oil can come up to the sea surface whatever its state — whether it's solid, pasty or liquid".
Put a solid plan in place for the Mavericks' future but it seems they didn't come up with the greatest contingency in case it failed.
Some property owners say they won't support it when it comes up for renewal this year and want more security after the shootings after the July 6 First Friday festival.
If there is any issue you can be sure will come up during a presidential election campaign, it's gasoline prices.
Alice Brooks, Bettina Chen and Jennifer Kessler, who met as master's students at Stanford, have come up with a novel solution: a dollhouse with circuit boards.
The Tampa City Council voted Thursday to have city lawyers come up with a new ordinance that would create a domestic partner registry for Tampa residents.
Charles Hawkins, Lee Doss come up big in Bayou Classic victory.
"Because they know they've got something to live up to in our concerts coming up next weekend," he says.
HORN LAKE — The city of Horn Lake has hired The Stennis Institute to come up with a redistricting plan for the city before next spring's municipal elections.
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In science:

Curiously, understanding the permutation action of random matrices of lines comes up in another context.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Which particular stable law comes up depends on the distribution function f (x).
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
We have proposed a mechanism for estimating an upper limit of the diffusivity within the overshoot layer and have come up with overshoot = 0.075 × 108 m2 s−1 .
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
One should realize however that points (ii) and (iii) are related: when the solvent molecules are of the same size as the polymer units, it would be hard to come up with a method that allows the bonds to fluctuate without introducing serious packing problems.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
OR if α = MT ′ where we understand that ϕ(α) = MT ∞ ∩ OR (a case which actually never comes up).
A simple proof of \Sigma^1_3 correctness of K
We then give the proof for sl2 , and also of an auxiliary result which comes up in the proof by induction.
Unique decomposition of tensor products of irreducible representations of simple algebraic groups
The concept of correlation decay comes up frequently in statistical physics.
Dynamics of exponential linear map in functional space
But why conformal rescalings? Well, as we argued before, we need a congruence and a corresponding orthogonal slicing to get an isotropic speed of light (with respect to coordinate time), no matter what spatial metric we come up with.
Generalizing Optical Geometry
Thus, this result does not give us any way to come up with a single measurement M is that works well for every pair of states.
Random measurement bases, quantum state distinction and applications to the hidden subgroup problem
The third A can be used to either move from height 1 to height 0 in case the next good B -string comes up immediately, or to move at height 0 in case it is not.
Localization transition for a copolymer in an emulsion
When a bad B -string comes up, the path stays at height 1.
Localization transition for a copolymer in an emulsion
A general argument of non-linear analysis suggests that the dominant resonances are those ones which correspond to ratios of small natural numbers, although not every conceivable resonant combination comes up in a given physical system.
Twin-peak quasiperiodic oscillations as an internal resonance
However, one needs to understand in greater detail the structure of the finiteband matrices and hence the matrix Q(β ) to come up with a proof.
Generalized Christoffel-Darboux formula for skew-orthogonal polynomials and random matrix theory
One might argue that the reason we assign the same probability to the faces of a fair die is because by believing it is fair, and given a sufficiently ‘good’ randomising tossing procedure, we have no way to discern which face will come up top.
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
However, this example also shows that one can come up with cases in which the additional contribution has a rather inconvenient structure.
Norm-dependent Random Matrix Ensembles in External Field and Supersymmetry
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