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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyconjure up
he/she/itconjures up
present participleconjuring up
past tenseconjured up
past participleconjured up
  1. 1
    to create or achieve something difficult or unexpected, as if by magic
    They managed to conjure up a win to get into the playoffs.
  2. 2
    to bring something such as a feeling or memory to your mind
    a name that conjures up the romantic nature of the 1920s
  3. 3
    to make something appear using magic powers
    They found her at the bottom of her garden, conjuring up the spirits of her ancestors.
See also main entry: conjure


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