to come up



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - come up

"to come up"

to rise or ascend

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - come up

"to come up"

to appear above the horizon - regarding the sun, moon or stars

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - come up

"to come up"

to become higher in value

 

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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - come up

"to come up"

to rise in rank or status

 

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Idiom Definition 5

Idiom Definition - come up

"to come up"

to travel to a town or city, usually for a visit

 

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Idiom Definition 6

Idiom Definition - come up

"to come up"

to travel to and arrive at a place which is north of the origin

 

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Idiom Definition 7

Idiom Definition - come up

"to come up"

to approach something or someone

 

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Idiom Definition 8

Idiom Definition - come up

"to come up"

to occur or arise usually unexpectedly

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - come up

A couple are doing some home repairs ...

Husband: Do you need help on the roof?

Wife:  That would be nice.

Husband:  OK.  I'll come up once you are on the roof and can hold the ladder for me.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - come up

Two friends are out camping ...

Friend 1:  What are you doing?

Friend 2:  I am watching the night sky.

Friend 1:  Is it interesting?

Friend 2:  You should see how the moon has come up over the mountains.


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - come up

Two mothers are talking ...

Mother 1:  How long ago did you hire that tutor for your daughter?

Mother 2:  I guess it was six months ago.

Mother 1:  And how's your daughter doing in school now?

Mother 2:  It's been quite amazing how her grades have come up.


Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - come up

A business executive has dropped by for a visit at a company where he worked five years previously ...

Executive 1:  Charles! Wow, we haven't seen you for a long time.

Charles:  I've been really busy. Tell me, how's that young protégé of mine. Is he still with the company?

Executive 1: Frank? Sure. Frank is doing extremely well. In the five short years since you left he has been promoted four times and is a director now.

Charles:  Good to hear that young Frank has come up so quickly. I always thought he had great potential.


Idiom Scenario 5

Idiom Definition - come up

Two friends are talking on the phone ...

Friend 1:  I haven't seen you for ages. What are you doing this weekend?

Friend 2:  I don't have any plans. It sure would be great so see you.

Friend 1:  Why don't you come up to Albany for a visit this weekend?

Friend 2:  That sounds really good. I'll drive up Friday after work.


Idiom Scenario 6

Idiom Definition - come up

Two old friends are talking on the phone ...

Friend 1:  How's Mexico been treating you?

Friend 2:  Pretty good, actually but I'm starting to miss home.

Friend 1:  Why don't you come up for a visit then? You can stay at my place.

Friend 2:  Let me see if I can manage a trip for next month.


Idiom Scenario 7

Idiom Definition - come up

A woman is taking a quiet walk in a meadow ...

Woman:  You startled me.

Man:  Sorry about that.

Woman:  You really shouldn't come up behind someone so quietly like that.


Idiom Scenario 8

Idiom Definition - come up

A couple are talking on the phone ...

Wife:  Will you be home for dinner?

Husband:  I was planning to but a pile of work has come up at the last minute.

Wife:  I'll see you whenever you get home, then.





to come up - Usage:

formal<-------------X--|--------------->informal



to come up - Gerund Form:

Coming up a hill to quickly will tire you out.

Coming up through the ranks is normal for a born leader.



THISIDIOM - Examples:

1)  People come up to me and they will give me their business cards.

2)  Those 8 percent chances do come up once in a while.

3)  I had them come up to the front and show the art work to the class.

4)  Waiting for the next little marker to come up is exciting.

5)  There are a lot of self-imposed obstacles that come up.

6)  This story would never have come up internally at the Times but for the Bain/Romney connection. 

7)  Old feelings are going to come up for Clay, sure.

8)  Thanksgiving is coming up!

9)  I rolled into bed just as the sun was coming up.

10)  Can we assume that episode will be coming up soon?

11)  Then it occurred to us that Birmingham's mayoral election was coming up in March.

12)  If he comes up to her at work, and there are others there, call him out.

13)  Something comes up that we have a question about.

14)  The guy comes up from behind, shouts, 'Saints killer!'

15)  Be willing to be flexible if something comes up.

16)  I don't know where it came from, but I understand why it came up.

17)  The subject came up during our interview at Foo Camp 2012.

18)  One time while Bernard Hill was in England, a woman came up to him and told him about how one of her children had died.

19)  The sun came up noon high as I rounded the bend of deserted beach.

20)  I came up through the Vietnam period.