Meaning of “get up” in the English Dictionary

"get up" in British English

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get up

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten


B2 to stand up:

The whole audience got up and started clapping.

More examples

  • The referee urged both players to get up.
  • After the fall, he got up and dusted himself off.
  • Get up and show your appreciation.
  • He knocked the drink over as he was getting up from the chair.
  • 'Don't get up. I'll let myself out.'

get-upnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡet.ʌp/ us /ˈɡet̬.ʌp/ informal

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

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