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“get (sb) up” in British English

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get (sb) up

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

A1 to wake up and get out of bed, or to tell or help someone to do this:

I got up at five o'clock this morning!
It's so hard getting the kids up on school days.

More examples

  • What time do you get up in the morning?
  • When he worked as a baker he used to have to get up very early.
  • She listened to the radio for half an hour before getting up and going to work.
  • Simon gets up at six every morning.
  • Helen was in a bad mood when she got up.

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

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