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get up to sth

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phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
C2 to do something, often something that other ​people would ​disapprove of: She's been getting up to all ​sorts of mischieflately. I ​wonder what those two got up to ​yesterday?

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  • What have you been getting up to?
  • They got up to all ​sorts of things on the ​hennight.
  • What did you get up to on ​yourholiday?
  • She usually gets up to some ​sort of ​trouble at ​school.
  • Tell me what you got up to at the ​weekend.
(Definition of get up to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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