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"come up with sth" in British English

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come up with sth

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

B2 to suggest or think of an idea or plan:

She's come up with some amazing scheme to double her income.

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  • He's come up with a new way to use up cold chicken.
  • Gavin came up with the idea of dividing the rooms in half.
  • We'll think about a present for her and see what we can come up with.

(Definition of “come up with sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come up with sth" in Business English

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come up with sth

phrasal verb with come uk /kʌm/ us verb

to suggest or think of an idea or plan:

come up with a plan/idea/solution They came up with a plan to make us more efficient.
come up with a name/title/advert Next you need to come up with a name for your product.

(Definition of “come up with sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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