Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “get up to sth”

get up to sth

UK
verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten) us  
C2 to do something, often something that other people would disapprove of: She's been getting up to all sorts of mischief lately. I wonder what those two got up to yesterday?Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
(Definition of get up to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of get up to sth?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Bad and wrong behaviour, but you might be interested in these topics from the Behaving and interacting topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “get up to sth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pint

a measure for liquid equal to about half a litre

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More