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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome up to
he/she/itcomes up to
present participlecoming up to
past tensecame up to
past participlecome up to
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  1. 1
    come up to something to get nearer to a particular time or stage in a process

    As we come up to the end of the first half, the score remains Knicks 53, Miami 48.

  2. 2
    come up to something to be as good as you want, need, or expect something to be

    It’s hard for others to come up to the very high standards she sets for herself.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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