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present tense
I/you/we/theyget up
he/she/itgets up
present participlegetting up
past tensegot up
past participlegotten up
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to get out of bed after sleeping
    He never gets up before nine.
    1. a.
      [transitive]get someone up to wake someone and tell them to get out of bed
      Will you get me up at six tomorrow?
  2. 3
    [transitive] British to dress someone in a particular way
    She got herself up as Annie Oakley.
  3. 5
    get it up very informal
  4. 6
    get it up for something spoken to become enthusiastic about doing something that you expect to be an effort
    I’m not sure I can get it up for this party tonight.
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