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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theyget up
he/she/itgets up
present participlegetting up
past tensegot up
past participlegot up
  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?

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of get up
  2. 2
    [transitive] British to organize something by asking different people to take part in it or provide help

    Local people got up a petition against the factory closure.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of get up
  3. 3
    [transitive] British to dress someone in a particular way
    get someone up in/as:

    The children were got up in fairy costumes.

    She got herself up as Queen Victoria.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] if the wind gets up, it starts blowing strongly
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of get up
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