Meaning of “get up to sth” in the English Dictionary

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"get up to sth" in British English

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get up to sth

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ 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 mischief lately.
I wonder what those two got up to yesterday?

More examples

  • What have you been getting up to?
  • They got up to all sorts of things on the hen night.
  • What did you get up to on your holiday?
  • 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)