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English definition of “come up”

come up

verb uk phrasal verb with come   /kʌm/ (came, come) us  

(MOVE TOWARDS)

B2 to move towards someone: A young girl came up to me and asked for money.Advancing and moving forward

(BE MENTIONED)

B2 to be mentioned or talked about in conversation: What points came up at the meeting?Quoting and making references

(APPEAR)

B2 When the sun or moon comes up, it rises.Moving upwards C1 If information comes up on a computer screen, it appears there.Appearing and disappearing

(BECOME AVAILABLE)

C1 If a job or opportunity comes up, it becomes available: A position has come up in the accounts department.Occurring and happening

(HAPPEN)

C1 to happen, usually unexpectedly: I've got to go - something has just come up at home and I'm needed there.Occurring and happening be coming up B2 to be happening soon: My exams are coming up soon.About to happenCloseness in distance and time
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