1. [ verb ] rise to one's feet
Synonyms: stand_up rise arise uprise

"The audience got up and applauded"

Related terms: sit_down lie_down change_posture bristle take_the_floor rise
2. [ verb ] get up and out of bed
Synonyms: rise arise uprise turn_out

"I get up at 7 A.M. every day" "They rose early" "He uprose at night"

Related terms: go_to_bed go_to_bed rise riser
3. [ verb ] raise from a lower to a higher position
Synonyms: lift raise elevate bring_up

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Related terms: lower move pick_up hike chin shoulder hoist kick_up hoist rear pump levitate trice jack heighten hoist raise underlay pinnacle skid pick_up elevator weightlifter elevation ascent lift lift lift elevation ski_tow rise
4. [ verb ] cause to rise

"The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."

Related terms: raise
5. [ verb ] develop
Synonyms: work_up

"we worked up an as of an appetite"

Related terms: grow
6. [ verb ] (clothing) put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
Synonyms: dress_up deck_out trick_out gussy_up deck_up fancy_up trick_up fig_up prink attire rig_out tog_up tog_out overdress fig_out

"She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera" "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"

Related terms: dress_down dress preen prank enrobe tart_up bedizen dress dress costume attire outfit
7. [ verb ] arrange by systematic planning and united effort
Synonyms: prepare organize devise organise machinate

"machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

Related terms: initiate lay set_up spatchcock mount sandwich organization constitution organization intrigue
8. [ verb ] (education) study intensively, as before an exam
Synonyms: grind_away drum bone_up swot mug_up swot_up bone cram

"I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

Related terms: study cram swot
Similar spelling:   getup